Set eggs 2nd january & candled today see pictures

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tracy the chick, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys i recieved an Octagon 40 off my husband for xmas, ive ordered eggs online and they came this morning. Temp is 37.8c not sure how to check humidity. Ok which way round do i put eggs in Tray? ive layed them on there side for now till i find out.. Thanks. Tracy.
     
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  2. critterrun

    critterrun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    small end down
     
  3. critterrun

    critterrun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you should let the eggs sit for a while to settle from shipping
     
  4. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, while the eggs are settling, go ahead and READ THIS THREAD for a ton of good info to help you get started.

    Good luck!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Aw no i put them in soon as i got them [​IMG] should i take them out?
     
  6. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could hold off on your auto turner for 12 hours or so.
     
  7. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alien chick thank you so much for that valuable thread ! [​IMG] I will never find these information . I lost my chickies (didnt hatch) but will start all over again and hopefully I will have a surprised soon ![​IMG]
     
  8. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    Quote:Aw no i put them in soon as i got them [​IMG] should i take them out?

    Yess yes yes! Your hatch rate will be way better if you let the eggs settle for 24 hours before you put them in [​IMG]
     
  9. Tracy the chick

    Tracy the chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Aw no i put them in soon as i got them [​IMG] should i take them out?

    Yess yes yes! Your hatch rate will be way better if you let the eggs settle for 24 hours before you put them in [​IMG]

    Thanks guys, i took them back out yesterday and put them back in this morning with the cradle switched on.. Ok another dilema! i dropped an egg [​IMG] It has the tiniest crack about 2mm long, ive put it in the bater but do you think i should remove it????
     
  10. Emptywagon2

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    As long as it isn't leaking, you can put drip candle wax on the cracked area & it should be fine. Or you can use clear nail polish also. Hope this helps you.
     

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