One hatched so far + homemade hatcher - PICS

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sara, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    one chicked hatched so far, at least 4 more have pipped. I didn't get my hatcher completed and up to temp until the chick had hatched. I put all the eggs and the chick into the hatcher. I can't get the humidity up above 63%, is this enough. The hatcher was very easy to make, I want to make some alteration later, but they started hatching so i had no time. They weren't due til Monday evening.
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Congrats! Looks like its they hatch...the humidity will rise. Good luck...Keep us posted!
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I wanted to use a different light, and DH got me a dimmer switch, but I had no time and just shoved a christmas candle light in it. It's holding steady at 100 degrees. i could barely get my son up to bed. He wanted to stay up all night and watch them hatch![​IMG]
  4. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I understand how your son feels. I have been up and down the last 2 nights watching eggs. THen when I would get to sleep my girls would come wake me up to tell me they could see one pipping.

    After mine got to hatching the humidity went up to almost 90% so I think you are fine.

    It's so exciting.

    A suggestion for next time. Use the drawer liner that in slideproof stuff? I put it on top of the mesh wire and it was so easy to clean up afterwards. A roll of it is like $1 at the dollar stores. I read that on here and it made it so easy to clean up.

    Good luck,

  5. barg

    barg Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    Grats on your new babies [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    What a great job!!

    We have difficulty keeping our humidity up since we live in a dry climate. If I have had the incubator open (letting the humidity out) then I either mist it with warm water or I wet a paper towel with hot water and put that inside.

    We completely forgot that we had silkies and penedesencas due to hatch this week!! Walked by the incubator and heard peeping!!!! Riding the auto turner, LOL.

    Bad bator mommy!

  7. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Southeast Idaho
    Oh Sara, how exciting! You must be something right! I bet you little boy is So excited!
  8. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    We are up to 7 babies, with one more just about out, two more have pipped. 5 are doing nothing so far. I couldn't be more thrilled. Two of the chicks that did hatch are my own eggs, the rest are from HinkJC. I'm so thrilled this is my best hatch ever. Oh and there is one buff orp baby under my broody so I expect more chicks to hatch out there too. I'll have to take more pics later today.

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