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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by digger455, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. digger455

    digger455 Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my second time at this so still learning. I have not even opened the bator yet, so tomorrow I will see if any of the eggs are good. The temp has not changed at all so I hope that is better. I got 4 out of 20 last time, only this time I used my own eggs. In fact I got them right from under the hens and put them in the bater. I no that they are fertile because I put a couple of mine in last time. I am crossing my finger already tonight, and want to candle them right now but I went this long one more day will not kill me, I HOPE


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  2. ThePamperedPullet

    ThePamperedPullet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good luck with your hatch. It is always hard to sit and wait. One hint is do not take the eggs directly from under the hen and straight to the incubator. Let your eggs sit for a day at room temperature first. A fresh laid egg is at about 104 degrees. These eggs need to cool down first and then be brought back up to temperature to ensure proper cell division.
     
  3. Surehatch

    Surehatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with your hatch - post pics of how it went
     
  4. Surehatch

    Surehatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...also keep the temperature at 99
     

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