Newbie from Arkansas

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by loiseee, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. loiseee

    loiseee Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi,

    I joined this forum to try and learn as much as I can about hatching eggs with an incubator. I bought 2 used LG incubators, one with a fan and both have turners. Jerry, if you are on here, Thanks again. I have never seen one in person befor this. I had bought a Blue Cochin hen, who after a few days settleing in started to lay eggs, she had been with a Rooster the day I picked her up. With me being so new to this, I left the eggs out in the nest until there were 7, brought them in, put them in a carton large end up and placed them in the basement. she laid 3 more so I put all of them plus a dozen of Australorp cross eggs along with them, in the incubator with the fan that had been maintaining a temp of 99.5 for about 4 days. The gentelman I got the LG's from gave me some adive which I followed.
    Two of the Cochin eggs were not fertile. On day 18, I awoke to find some had pipped,( still learning the terms) I already had the other one ready and stable temp wise for the brooder, do not have the thing to check humidity, not yet. out of the Cochin eggs, I had a 100% hatch, one the others, I have 4 left that I think are not going to, there has been nothing since yesterday morning and that was the last of the Cochin eggs, Now how long do I keep the last 4 eggs in there?

    Thanks

    Lois in SW Arkansas.
     
  2. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello, from the Big Bear mountains of Ca. Glad you found us. There is a lot of people here who can help you with incubating unfortunately not me. [​IMG]
     
  3. loiseee

    loiseee Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, I am transplanted from Modesto, California to here. I have learned so much, but what all I have read, I did nothing right LOL!! so much more to learn, am waiting to get Raising Chickens For Dummies to get here.

    Lois
     
  4. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Central Missouri. Lots of good info here. This Site is great.
     

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