looking back at my first hatching experience

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tcal, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. tcal

    tcal Songster

    Dec 31, 2008
    Sweet Home Alabama
    First of all, I should have waited and put all my eggs in at one time instead of staggering by 3 days. Lesson learned. [​IMG]

    Every now and then there is a temperature fluxuation, I don't really know why, but I stressed over it too much.

    It's hard to leave it alone. [​IMG]

    When its all over the 'bator doesn't smell very good. [​IMG]

    Finally.........man, isn't it amazing!

  2. marytoast

    marytoast Songster

    Dec 31, 2008
    Carthage, NC
    Amen! [​IMG]
  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    I sterilize my bator with bleach and water. I wipe down everything that goes in the bator hygrometor.thermometors,water wiggler etc. Then rinse well and put in son to dry.

    Hatching can be stressful but i believe that as long as you get temps and hum regulated for about 4 days before putting eggs in you should do well. Part of the problem in peoples temp spikes etc. is the fluuation in the room temp. I have a thermostaiclly controlled heater in the room that comes on if the room goes below 70. I also keep a humidifier going so the room is about 50 %. This has helped me with most problems.
    I also believe the less intervention the better.

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