September 2015 Hatch-A-long!!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Joplus, Aug 18, 2015.

  1. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Try going dry..dry this time. I hear several people do this anyway. You will get a reading of 16 at least in the bator from the moisture leaving the egg. Then, when the eggs have been in for around 10 days, go to 25% humidity. Then, lock down, just go the 60% and not over. If I recall when I did mine, this is what I did, with the Serama eggs, and the quail eggs. Small eggs. [​IMG]
     
  2. Scovy Momma

    Scovy Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I will try this way next time. I suppose it makes sense to work because the incubator is so tiny that it shouldn't run completely dry to 0% anyway. Thank you very much! I've seen dry hatching mentioned but I like this way because I like the idea of adding some moisture after they start developing in there. Seems that they wouldn't stick & can slide around in there when they have to flip the right way, but what do I know[​IMG] Is the temp going to still be around 99-100 when dry?

    I've been kicking around the idea that since they stand on end in my incubator that I might just prop the outside of the machine at each leg instead of opening it 3-4 times a day to tilt the individual eggs. Maybe avoiding the babysitting of them each individually might keep the heat level & less handling may be better for them. I did learn that the way they stay standing up on end in there had seemed to "set' the air cell at the end instead of wobbling all over the egg like when I first unwrapped them. They may not have developed but the air stayed put, so I count that as a good thing I learned to do at least.

    I thought I was doing it as right as I could but you can read all sorts of different ways to deal with these little eggs. I just don't want to lose the excitement of hatching for the first time.

    As it is, I just learned about Ayam Cemani chickens today & now I'm love to have a couple of those if they came in tiny bantam size! If they did, I could think about hatching those some day[​IMG]

    I think ya'll were right, if I can get this to work for me this hatching thing can be dangerous...[​IMG]
     
  3. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    I'm running "dry" and have maintained 32-34% for the entire time! Its so much easier not to worry about adding water. But my area is humid enough to maintain it and not get too low. I wouldn't panic or add any water unless it got down to 20ish, which it hasn't even come close. My air cells look good, so I'm hopeful for a good hatch this weekend!
     
  4. Chquinta

    Chquinta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm so excited I came home and I see 6 chicks with momma. Then I fed all the animals and went to check on her and change bedding cuz she pooped and they were getting in it so in all I have 10 chicks out of the 12 eggs 1 wasn't fertile and the other died at about day 10 or so.
     
  5. Chquinta

    Chquinta Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Scovy Momma

    Scovy Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It does seem like it would be easier! If it hatches just as well as adding water, does it just come down to personal preference or are there different eggs or locations that need more humidity sometimes?
     
  7. Scovy Momma

    Scovy Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So cute!!
     
  8. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Day 7 for my broody hen. 12 are showing good air cells, and I could make out some veining in a few. The medium shades of brown and green eggs make it hard to see. I had a few that were lacking clear air cells. Cracked them open, and sure enough, they were infertile. The next candling will be on the 9th, day 14.
     
  9. Gloryjasmine

    Gloryjasmine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Those are wonderful odds! Very happy for you. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  10. EggObsessed

    EggObsessed Out Of The Brooder

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    I set mine last night(13!)!! Where did you get yours?!
     

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