March 13th 2016 Hatch-A-long

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by 4stakes, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. 4stakes

    4stakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our temp is holding at 99.5 - 101.3 ( still air ) Humidity at 37- 43%. How is everyone else doing?
     
  2. 4stakes

    4stakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a thermometer/hygrometer with a probe from Incubator Warehouse. I like it alot. It has a digital read out.
     
  3. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    I just set 11 eggs with a year old Silver Phoenix over Bantam Cochin model broody-bator. [​IMG] Can I join?[​IMG]
    That's her on the right with her man before becoming broody.
     
  4. 4stakes

    4stakes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure, you can join. Good luck with your broody.[​IMG]
     
  5. Knigge

    Knigge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got the IncuTherm Plus from Incubator Warehouse. LOVE IT! It has the probe that goes into the incubator. Gives me great readings. I also have an AccuRite that I got at Home Depot. The only complaint about it is that it doesn't have the number after the decimal point, but it works really well otherwise.
     
  6. FaithWalkFarms

    FaithWalkFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Temps holding steady -- 100 (Hovebator Genesis). Humidity started at around 50 and I've let it go down to about 34%. Will keep it around that till lockdown. (dry hatching)
     
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  7. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think for still air the temp should be about one degree higher. Around 101-102 if possible.
    So far, my batch is looking good, temperature steady at 99.8-100 and I get to do the first candling tomorrow on day 7! I hope all is doing well.
     
  8. Faraday40

    Faraday40 Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks like I'm joining you. I set about 2 doz eggs last night. I really only meant to set 1 dozen but I couldn't help myself.

    I think this is the thread for those of us wanting to join the Easter hatch a long...... but didn't have the patience to wait that long! LOL

    Honestly, this is simply a test to check fertility. I have English orps, so sometimes they have too much butt fluff & need a trim. Before I sell hatching eggs to the preschools, I want to make sure they are fertile. Don't want to upset the little kiddos.


    I usually wait 5-7 days before candling. What's the earliest anyone has seen veining?
     
  9. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you can see it as early as day 3 or 4 if you have light eggs, but sometimes not.
     
  10. FaithWalkFarms

    FaithWalkFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried to candle just know (day 4 just started) and, of course, couldn't see a thing. Heck, the light wouldn't even go through my Olive and Chocolate eggs ... not sure if I'll every be able to see anything in them.

    My daughter's bantam eggs are light but could only see yolk shape -- no veining. The air sac looked a little large at this point so I upped humidity a bit.

    Guess I'll trying being patient and actually waiting for the REAL candling day.

    P.S. what is everyone using to candle?? Anything strong enough for dark/olive eggs?
     

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