Ready to put eggs in the incubator but have a few questions......

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by steffpeck, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I got my silkie eggs in the mail today, so I now have my cochin eggs and silkie eggs. Can I just put them in the incubator or do I need to let them rest first?? If so how long? I am so darn excited I can hardly stand it, but I do not want to screw it up from the start. Also, my incubator is fairly steady at about 100.0 and 39-41% humidity, is that OK?? Thank you so much for your help!!!
     
  2. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Just let them slowly come up to room temp. Handle them carefully and set them when ready. A couple of hours or so will be fine.

    You might want to candle them first to check none have hairling fractures in the shells.

    By the way, a line of clear nail polish can do wonders for a small crack in a shell.
     
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    ps

    That humidity isn't too bad .... a little higher wouldn't hurt.

    45 to 50 is generally regarded as ideal for the first 18 days, you are close.
     
  4. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    Thanks Twigg!!
     

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