New to incubation. Any tips?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Oscarsgravett, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. Oscarsgravett

    Oscarsgravett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello

    Yesterday I recieved an incubator from my parents for christmas. I was delighted. I have only ever relied on broodies to hatch eggs and now i'm in control :) . I set it up the next day and its currently on the right temp and humidity :) .

    I have never done this before so i wondered if anyone has any tips or adive to share with there experience that it doesnt say in the instructions?

    It would be greatly appreciated :D

    Here is a pic of the incubator: Its a janoel 24 egg automatic incubator

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  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Congratulations on your new incubator :celebrate

    My first tip would be to make sure the incubator is running at the correct temp and humidity. Adding another thermometer and hygrometer is advisable just to sure. Make sure eggs you set have been stored and turned correctly and are not too old. This is a thread about Janoel incubators you may want to jump on for more advice on your model https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/937187/janoel
    This is an excellent article on incubating eggs https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101

    Wishing you the best of luck with your new incubator :jumpy
     
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  3. Oscarsgravett

    Oscarsgravett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info i will know what to click when i face any problems hatching thank you so much!! :)
     
  4. Chicken Royalty

    Chicken Royalty Out Of The Brooder

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    CONGRATS ON YOUR NEW INCUBATOR , OSCAR, YORKSHIRE JUST ABOUT GOT YOU SET , BUT LIKE HE SAID, GET YOU ANOTHER THERMOMETER TO PUT INSIDE YOUR INCUBATOR , HAVE NT SEEN TO MANY WHERE THE ONE ON TOP OF THE INCUBATOR IS MOST OF THE TIME OFF A FEW DEGREES , THIS AND THE HUMIDITY IS VERY IMPORTANT IN GETTING A GREAT HATCH ,YOU MIGHT WANT TO RUN IT FOR ABOUT 24 HOURS AND CHECK EVERYTHING OUT, YOU DONT WANT TO COOK THEM OR DROWN THEM ..............DID IT COME WITH A EGG TURNER ? ............GOOD LUCK ON EVERYTHING , IF THERE IS SOMETHING YOU NEED TO KNOW YOUR ON THE RIGHT SIGHT ,......GREAT SIGHT AND GREAT PEOPLE, .............LET US KNOW HOW YOUR HATCH TURNS OUT ,,,,,,,,,,HAPPY HATCHING ...............WITH ALL RESPECT :welcome
     
  5. Oscarsgravett

    Oscarsgravett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you i hope my hatch goes well i'm getting some hatching eggs today. I did run the incubator for 24 hours to make sure everything was in working order . The egg turner and the thermometer both worked perfectly. However it didnt come with a hygrometer to measure humidity . Do you think i should get one today?
    I am going to run my incubator for 24 hours today so i can place the eggs straight away after its been running for a day.
     
  6. Chicken Royalty

    Chicken Royalty Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah, I would , I wouldn't suggest running it and not being able to keep up with the humidity............
     
  7. Chicken Royalty

    Chicken Royalty Out Of The Brooder

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    Sent you a email with some pics , let me know if you got it thanks and again happy hatching........L&L Farm
     

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