My Hatching Journey: the Adventures of a Complete Newbie

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BantyChooks, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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    Good morning K! [​IMG] And everyone! [​IMG]

    You got eggs in the oven K? Haven't heard you mention the new cabinet bator lately.
     
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  2. No dear still suffering from TMC and they robed me at the sale barn this weekend .[​IMG]got to get the sixty dozen up for sunrise service too stuck my foot in my mouth without salt I might add . and sales are down a little but still there . next hatch will be hatch after that . still dealing with the hundreds from last year
     
  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Good morning. :hugs

    Bator is at 101*F and 31% humidity. They've been incubating for 3 days, 12 hours, and 45 minutes now. Day seven candle is coming shortly!
    Oh, and I don't know about you, but I keep my beer in the fridge.

    When I get a temp spike after candling, should I just ignore or should I open a vent plug for a few minutes to lower it a bit?

    Good morning WV and the rest.
     
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  4. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Hi Bubbles. :)
     
  5. Well depends on humidity if it recovers quickly or spikes like the temperature which it should do yes take the plugs out but put them back as soon as the temperature returns to 101 it is pretty amazing that your Incubator is doing so well and remaining so stable .one thing don't leave the incubator open during candling open it put your eggs in a carton and close it candle your eggs mark your air cells which I know you will do and put them back . maybe you better do half at one time . you being new and all . thirty minute window here. stay in it .that includes picture taking .this is really exciting . what you should do is record you so we can see your reaction . first time hatch first time veins and embryos .
     
  6. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thanks, I'll make sure and watch it. Keeping time to 2 minutes per egg sounds a little tough, but I'll give it a try.

    No videos, but hopefully I'll get some pictures, that is, if my flashlight works,

    WV, are your quail eggs still doing well?
     
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  7. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For the Birds!! Premium Member

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    Quail eggs seem to be fine. Candling went well, so I'm happy. Lots of little movements going on.

    My son bought me the coolest flashlight for Christmas. 325 lumens! Its a tactical flashlight and boy does it shine up the eggs!

    Make sure you have fresh batteries too!

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  8. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    The candler is on my soon-to be upgraded list. I'm using a cellphone flashlight right now because it works better than my "real" flashlights.
     
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  9. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    NICE candler! X2 on the fresh bats Bumpety bump bump bump BUBBLES BUBBLES BUBBLES BUBBLES BUBBLES :hugs @Bubbles12345
     
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  10. LocalYokel

    LocalYokel Overrun With Chickens

    You know what would be cool/incredibly boring/helpful?
    If someone had a site where they had a live feed of the bator, temps etc.

    We could tag them and if thier email is hooked to the phone with notifications they'd know right away.

    Maybe I'm jus crazy
    (Highly likely)
     

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