My first hatch with bargain's eggs - PICS ON PAGE 3

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Happy Chooks, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I have 8 eggs in my bator for lockdown. (6 welsummer and 2 BR) I think 1 welsummer quit, but I'm not 100% sure, so I left it. The other 7 are rocking around. [​IMG] I hope to have the humidity and temp stable quickly. Humidity got too high, so I had to try to take some water out. Stupid me!

    Water added.........check
    Eggs out of turner..........check
    Plugs removed........check
    Windows cleaned for viewing pleasure........check check check!!
    Camera battery charged...........check.

    Other than NOT opening the bator until hatch is over, am I missing anything?
     
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  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Good pair of pacing shoes. [​IMG]
     
  3. aggieterpkatie

    aggieterpkatie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Exciting! [​IMG]
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Well I took out the one I thought quit while trying to get excess water out. I did the float test on it, it floated but no movement. I opened it and it had quit early on.

    So I have 7 eggs on lockdown.
     
  5. Laney

    Laney Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't wait to see pics of these chicks. I go into lockdown Thursday Night!!!! I'm getting Nervous now.

    Laney
     
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:Be prepared for a backache. Leaning over the bator so much is like "back labor!" [​IMG] and afterwards you will want to [​IMG] and you will say, [​IMG]
     
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    This is not going well. I've adjusted the thermostat and entire revolution around and can't get the temp back up to 100. It was holding so well, then I take out the turner, remove plugs and now it's all screwed up.

    And to top it all off, now I'm ADDING water. [​IMG] Too high humidity yesterday, too low today.

    I hope my babies survive. Day 19 today. I still see occasional wobbling, so that's good.
     
  8. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    Quote:Are you using the thermo/hydro from walmart? I noticed that mine read a lower temp when the humidity was higher. I checked with another thermo and the temp was fine. Good luck [​IMG]
     
  9. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    No, not from Walmart. I've had 2 thermometers in there from the beginning. They are both reading about the same. Of course the reading is on the bottom of the bator now, instead of on top of the eggs.

    We just had a storm come through Sunday, so maybe that is affecting the temp as well. [​IMG]
     
  10. classroomducks

    classroomducks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry youre having trouble. Ill send good hatching vibes your way! [​IMG] a little off subject though...
    what is this float test you speak of (i got my first batch ever in the bator currently)
    and what is this wobble thing?
     

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