Lockdown. Best advice?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenPeep, Oct 3, 2011.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    I am nowhere close to going on lockdown, im only on day 3! But, id like to know some advice. Should i put the eggs in egg cartons? I have 18. What sould i do? Howhigh should humidity be?
     
  2. loanwizard

    loanwizard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:You really need to check out the learning center. All this is covered there. I am on my second hatch (Saturday) and this is how I do it (remember this is only my 2nd so I am new)

    Keep it at 99.5 degrees. Humidity under 50. Mine has run in the 60's this batch with zero water added so it will be interesting. I still seem to have good size air pockets. I candle day 7, I skipped day 14 this time. Day 18 I will put some water in to raise the humidity. Last time when I put water in, it only raised it to about 65% and I only got 7 out of 18 hatched. After adding the water I lock it down.

    It's a lot of fun and educational.

    I look forward to some more knowledgeable answers but I thought I would get the ball rolling.

    Good Luck,

    Shawn
     
  3. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Thanks! But.. Whats the learning center? Sticky?
     
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I take the turner out of the incubator and lay the eggs on the wire. To bring the humidity up I fill the reservoirs in the bottom of the incubator and use a mason jar with a sponge which acts like a wick. This is what I do. I'm sure you will get a lot of different suggestions.
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    My homemade incubator/hatcher. I have since added a fan. I use a 15 watt bulb on a dimmer switch.
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  5. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Quote:Thanks!
     
  6. loanwizard

    loanwizard Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Scroll to the top of the page and right beside BYC Home is a link to Learning Center. Make sure you have plenty of time lol! Lot's of great information there.
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Good luck and have fun... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Thanks!!! That is great information. I bookmarked it.
     

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