My first set is in the incubator....Lockdown

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Apprentice_egger, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Apprentice_egger

    Apprentice_egger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After letting the LG run for a couple of days, and buying two thermometers, one with a hygrometer, I decided to stop prolonging the inevitable.

    6 Silkies, 4 Bantam Cochins, and 1 Old English Game Bantam are in the incubator.

    I'll try to compensate the best I can for the conditions in our rather dry house, and in 21 days I hope to hear at least a few peeps. [​IMG]

    If you've got some eggs, join in. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2010
  2. CajunChick

    CajunChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm right there with ya! I have a dozen eggs waiting to be set..but I'm putting it off until my temp and humidity are perfect! I'm so scared of messing up my first hatch, that I'm overthinking everything [​IMG] Best of luck to ya! Mine will go in the morning if all is well tonight. [​IMG]
     
  3. weirdmuse

    weirdmuse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine went in Monday... Good luck!
     
  4. Apprentice_egger

    Apprentice_egger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A short update. I put one more egg in that was layed yesterday 1/22/2010. I was also out looking for some things yesterday to make a trip a little more worth while and found an LG 7200 fan kit for a pretty good price, so I bought it. I will install it for the next set which will be as soon after this one as I can manage.

    Edit to correct conflict in day statement.
     
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2010
  5. Apprentice_egger

    Apprentice_egger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At 7 days I candled all of the eggs in the incubator. All show development as far as I can tell and some have moving masses. Only the OEGB egg looks unfertilized. Even the egg that was put in a day and a half later had movement.

    I really can't say what I was looking at as this is my first time, but I could see veins in 11 of 12 eggs with dark masses in all of them. The OEGB was clear, just light.

    So 6 Silkies and 5 Bantam Cochins re on the way? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Apprentice_egger

    Apprentice_egger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 14 (yesterday) I candled all of the eggs and 4 were going nowhere. I'm left with 2 Silkie eggs and 5 Bantam Cochin eggs that show growing masses and movement. Sunday they go into lockdown and by Wednesday I should be looking at the signs of emerging chicks. This being the first time I've done this nothing seems as though it has been described in books when candling. As long as I see growth I guess there's no need to panic. I certainly know what no growth looks like now. You can't wish them into fertility. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. lolalucy

    lolalucy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck to you. I will be in the same boat as you as I am setting some eggs tonight or tomorrow and I have no idea what I am doing LOL
     
  8. Apprentice_egger

    Apprentice_egger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey, it can't be too hard if a chicken can do it right?? [​IMG]
     
  9. Apprentice_egger

    Apprentice_egger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today's day 18. The air cells are looking good, and lockdown is under way. I hope to hear some peeps soon. [​IMG]
     
  10. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
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    Quote:heh...I sure hope you have a great hatch. [​IMG]
     

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