My First Time Hatching Any Hints?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by luvmychickas, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. luvmychickas

    luvmychickas Songster

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    I won the auction from Shay20 with the polish hatching eggs. I bought an incubator and today is day 3. I candled them yesterday and compared to photos from a post from here and they all look like they should.

    I have no patience LOL. I know this is not something you should do if you lack patience, but the thought of my watching my babies hatch is giving me some [​IMG]

    We are turning the eggs about 4 times a day. The temp is just right as well, I am keeping a close eye on that. Anything else that I can do? Anything to watch for? My daughter and I are so excited about this [​IMG]
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

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    First, congratulations on the win.

    Maybe these sites will keep you busy for a while so you won't be as impatient. Yeah, right. Anyway, the first one tells you what to do. The second one kinda tells you what not to do or what to look out for.

    If you read something that is different than what you did, don't panic. Many people get good hatches without following this to the letter and it sounds like your eggs are developing Sometimes, they have problems even if they do everything right. I think you improve your odds by following this as much as you can.

    A&M Incubation site
    http://gallus.tamu.edu/Extension publications/b6092.pdf

    Mississippi State - Troubleshooting Incubation
    http://www.poultry.msstate.edu/extension/pdf/troubleshooting_incubation.pdf

    Hoping you have more good luck.
     

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