New and Question about EGGS

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Frenchesca, May 5, 2008.

  1. Frenchesca

    Frenchesca New Egg

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    Hi all I have been a lurker for a bit and decided to jump in today! I have 14 eggs coming and have just finished regulating my LG inc. If you all could help I have some questions!
    1. How long do the eggs sit before I pop them in the bator?
    2. Should I invest in an egg turner or is turning by hand ok with a LG still air?

    Thanks cant wait to meet everyone!!
    Frenchesca:)
     
  2. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    Let them sit 6-12 hours, large end up, to let the airsac settle.
    I have an LG, too, and I tell you what... the turner makes it 100 times better! The still air loses a lot of heat/humidity quickly and doesn't get it back fast, so the less you have to open it, the better. I finally sprang for a turner, and I couldn't be happier. I would suggest a better thermometer, though, if you don't already have one... the one that comes with it is kind of cheesy and not very accurate. [​IMG]

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
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  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    I ditto the turner - if you can possibly swing it, it wil make your life a lot easier, and probably help your hatch rate since you basically will not have to open the bator but a couple times until it's time to set for hatching.

    Good luck!
     
  4. Frenchesca

    Frenchesca New Egg

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    Thanks everyone. I think I will get the turner........ I bought the flukers digital temp/hygrometer, says the humidity is 45% and temp in the air is 101.9 the water weasel says the temp is 100.1 ( can u tell I have been reading!! lol) how do these numbers sound?

    Thanks
    Frenchesca
     
  5. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

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    If you can tweak it down just a tiny bit... the water wiggler should be as close to 99.5 as possible. But that's not bad at all! You HAVE been reading! [​IMG]
     

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