New to it

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EggyChicken, Aug 21, 2008.

  1. EggyChicken

    EggyChicken In the Brooder

    Jun 3, 2008
    England UK
    Hi all just got an incubator on ebay @

    Please be honest and tell me if the price i havepaid is ok.

    Now never done it before so how does it work?

    I know it takes 21days (ish) once they hatch do i leave them in thier for a bit? of take them out into a new place under heat?

    Any advice and tips would be great + honest review of what i have just got off ebay
  2. Jessika

    Jessika Songster

    May 31, 2008
    Eagle Creek, OR
    Hmmm...I click on link to see it and I get an error page. [​IMG]
  3. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    It looks like a UK listing so I don't know if you bought it in the UK or not. Hard to say how much thing cost there.

    Once ALLl the eggs hatch you can remove them to a brooder. They are fine in the incubator for at least 24-36 hours. Don't take them out until they are dry and fluffy. You brooder should be set up in advance of the hatch and you need a heat source and thermometer. They should be around 90 degrees the frist week and temps need to be decreased each week by 5 degrees. It is best to put them on a paper towel, not newspaper for the first 3-4 days. I use an old towel and just turn it and the replace with another. It gives them a chance to get good footing when their little legs are just starting to work. A slippery surface can cause spraddle legs.

    During incubation keep incubator at 99 - 100 if forced air and 101-102 if still air. Humidity should be 50% for 18 days and increased to near 70% for the last three days.

    Good Luck

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