My Hatching Journey: the Adventures of a Complete Newbie

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

  1. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    Flock pictures... So I don't break the 'bator by staring at it too hard.
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    The roosters I hatched under a broody (above and below)
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  2. nothing but trouble out of the web tonight you did good and watch the humidity not to much water to fast little bits till it get up to the target humidity . that is if you have one ? you are going to be good at this I can tell . off and running again
     
  3. nice birds
     
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    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    I am thinking to aim for 25-27%, at least until I can look at air cells.
     
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  5. so your running close to dry be very careful with that water I add in CCs 5 or 6 at a time that is when I do I run dry most of the time till lock down and the after the first pip .and you have that big funnel on there . use a twenty cc syringe and you won't over do it .easer to go up than come down . humidity is very high here and I hatch in a shed . no AC or heat .
     
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    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

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    I will be. I can always drain it out of the bottom if there's too much.
     
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    Got it to 26%.
     
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  8. your going to do so well don't stare a hole in it . oh rule of thumb what ever day you set on will be the hatch day. set on Saturday hatch on Saturday lock down on Wednesday . I know this because that is what I do . but good humidity and a little higher heat will make you a day earlier .[​IMG]you are like a little kid . and you have little kids I think .you will have a house full of fun in three weeks.
     
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    I need to put on sunglasses, lol. Yes, it will be hard work keeping the children out of the brooder.

    I should be set by tomorrow night. The funny thing is now that I'm so close I feel woefully un-educmacated about this hatching thing. I just know I'm gonna do something horribly wrong.

    Humidity is 28% and stopped rising.
     
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  10. you know I'm seeing a different Bubbles here .cut the temperature 100.5 to 101.5 try to hold there hope you have it in a spot where the temperature doesn't change and stays pretty steady .
     

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