Newbie needing information about incubator.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jim Boy, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Jim Boy

    Jim Boy New Egg

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    I've been in chickens for about three years now and have done very well with purchased chickens and chicks. Recently nearly my whole flock was wiped out by some varmint. I looked into purchasing and found how much the cost is now to do that. So I purchased an old Sears Roebuch round metal incubator on Craigslist. It did not have Thermometer or Hydrometer on it. I purchased a new GQF 3018 Thermometer/Hygrometer, followed directions for installation. I'm confused and maybe someone out there can help. My question is, after removing wick is the thermometer suppose to stay at 85 or increase to 99? This is my first time to try to incubate eggs. Hopefully some can advise. Thank you.
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Sorry to hear about your chickens. Look at the section Kevin suggested. The sticky thread (on top in blue) is full of fantastic info. And there are a few incubator gurus hanging out there! Good luck with your 'bator and your hatch!
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Jim Boy, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! Sorry to hear about your lost birds! I hate losing birds at all, but when a predator gets them, I get [​IMG]As I know squat about incubators, I second the advice given by Kevin565. I wish you the best!
     
  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us. So sorry to hear about your losses :hugs Do try the link Kevin provided and good luck :thumbsup
     
  6. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

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    Hello and greetings from Kentucky! So sorry for your loss. Kevin has given you the correct link. Please try posting your question there. You should get your answer very fast. I'm not too familiar with incubation and cannot provide you with much needed help. I do however have a 'live' incubator at the moment! One of my silkie pullets has became broody and has been sitting on her fourteen eggs for the past 5 days now! [​IMG]

    Again welcome to BYC!

    Steve


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  7. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi [​IMG] So glad you joined us!!![​IMG]
     
  8. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry about your loss, x4 on kevin's advice.
     
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    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] hope you get your incubator questions answered.
     

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