My Eggs arrived!! Thanks Lisa

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenranchwife, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. chickenranchwife

    chickenranchwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey Lisa,
    My eggs got here safe and sound, wrapped individually, and so well protected. They are soo small, almost like a pullet egg. I decided to just buy a bator. It's not the warmest in the coop right now. What are the numbers on the eggs stand for? S31, 32, etc....?? This is my first time doing this. I know one needs water and the heat, just from reading other threads. I'm marking the calander. Thanks for the bakers dozen.

    Jada
     
  2. Hi Jada!
    Glad they made it! The S is for Silkie and the # is the date they were laid.
    What kind of incubator did you get?
    The basics are 101.5 degrees at egg height for a 'no-fan' bator and 99.5 for a unit with a fan.
    Humidity 45% - 50% for the first 18 days, then increase to 65% til they hatch (hopefully on Day 21).

    Good luck!
    Lisa
     
  3. chickenranchwife

    chickenranchwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's a still air incubator. I picked up at our local runnings store.
     

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