Please help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenPeep, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Im hatching some eggs. Tragically, we have to get rid of our roosters. [​IMG] now is the only chance to hatch some of thier eggs.
    I really need some tips. Do i need a wire on the bottom? right now theyre just on a paper towel. Can someone please give me some tips? What does the temp have to be? Its now or never! [​IMG]
    Heres a pic of the incubator now:
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    Last edited: Sep 27, 2011
  2. Jloeffler

    Jloeffler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I made my own incubator and once I figured out my thermostat ( [​IMG] ) everything went fine. I did hear someone suggest that at lockdown to put the eggs in cupcake papers since they are the right size and can catch any goo and make clean up easier.

    As long as you have temp and humidity right you can relax. Just remember to turn them three times per day!! And happy hatching!!
     
  3. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i have that same bator...but mine has wire in it and foil to protect the eggs from the light, but urs should be fine, make sure water is in one of the legs at all times, turn them 3 times a day. and make sure the temp dnt move to much. good luck [​IMG]
     
  4. Chinchilla2

    Chinchilla2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try to keep them from actually sitting on a wet paper towel. Try to reposition them so both of them are equal distance from the light as well. The one looks like it is closer and will wind up hotter than the other.
     
  5. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Quote:Why cant they be on the paper towel?
     
  6. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mines the same bator, but as u can see the wire and foil between the eggs and the light
     
  7. Chinchilla2

    Chinchilla2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Why cant they be on the paper towel?

    The water will clog the pores in the egg and potentially suffocate or drown the chick when it gets to that stage as well as transport micro bacteria into the shell.
     
  8. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    What does the temp have to be?
     
  9. TinyChickenLady

    TinyChickenLady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Right around 100* F
     
  10. DAVE07

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