Set my *FIRST* batch of eggs this AM Jan.21st. UPDATE. I've got 2.pg14

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BBK, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. BBK

    BBK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm at 98.8 temp and 29% humidity, i just added a little more water. took both plugs out, using egg carton, styrofoam ones and I'm turning from outside the bator. I'm using one of the original egg cartons and places under one side, then the other, that's about an inch or more.

    I have a Hovabator w/air that I got for Christmas from the chickens. [​IMG]
    I've got
    7 Welsummers (Becky3086
    6of my own silkies
    and i'm still waiting for the12 SLWs and i'm going to slip them in when they arrive and settle down. ILOVEFRIZZLES.

    the reason, i'm not waiting anymore is b/c the other eggs afre getting old and i don't think a day is going to change anything.


    Melinda [​IMG]
     
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  2. CajunChick

    CajunChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ME!!! I'm with ya! [​IMG] I'm setting 11 eggs in my homemade styro bator. I have 3 thermometers and 3 hygrometers! I have OCD and am so afraid messing it up! I just want all of my little mutts to make it [​IMG] I'm new at all of this. Last spring I purchased day old chicks from McMurray hatchery, but I don't have the extra $$ to do it again this year. I'm so excited and nervous at the same time. I'll have pictures of my eggs in the bator in a bit, but I have to take out the extra therm/hygros to make room for the eggs! Best of luck to you....We can be hatch buddies!

    Ida
     
  3. CajunChick

    CajunChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a couple of pictures of my setup!

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  4. Apprentice_egger

    Apprentice_egger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put my eggs in the incubator last night. [​IMG]
     
  5. BBK

    BBK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great pics, Ida and I'm glad I'm, not alone.. [​IMG]

    Apprentice_egger , what kinda of eggs do have in? Cochins?

    Ok, my temps have been staying at 99.7 and my humidity is 44%, I added a little water yesterday b/c it down to 29%.
    going to check them now...
    are you guys writing down your temp when you turn your eggs. I started doing that, but I don't know if it's gonig to help me any, maybe someone else.

    Good hatching vibes to everyone... [​IMG]
    melinda
     
  6. CajunChick

    CajunChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm writing EVERYTHING down. Just because it's my first hatch, I want to note what was done so I can either repeat it or change it. [​IMG]
     
  7. chickluver:D

    chickluver:D Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i did my FIRST batch last sat. there going to hatch on my cosins B-day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (feb. 7th):jum




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    1 ruby-eyed netherland dwarf:bun, 8 hens:cd, 1 cat, 1 parrot, 1 injured northern flying squrrel, and eggs in the bator![​IMG]
     
  8. Madcap621

    Madcap621 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    a-a-a-a-a-a-n-n-n-D THEY'RE OFF!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] I Just closed the batoR on my 17 Bantam Welsommer eggs [https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=287982] [​IMG] All but one looked great when I candled. That one has a tiny mark that may be a hair-line crack, so I painted it w/candle wax and placed it front and center so that I can keep an eagle eye on it [​IMG]

    I put my very first setting in lockdown this morning, so am counting on this setting to keep me occupied and keep my hands off the others [​IMG] The eggs traveled from Utah to Tennessee in 2 days, so I plan to let them rest until Sunday when I turn on the auto turner. I am using a hand-me-down still air Hova-bator that I installed a fan in until my new bator comes. I had so much trouble with temp and humidity spikes and lows this last hatch that I will consider myself lucky if I get 4 to 6 chicks from my 27 eggs.

    My hatch is due Feb,12 - Lincoln's B'day, so hoping for an "Honest Abe" and an "Abby" [​IMG] [​IMG] I'M IN!! LET THE ADVENTURE BEGIN [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Got an invitation to join your thread, so hi, all! My 43 eggs were set, some last night late and some this morning around 11 a.m., so they're all on Day One today.

    In my batch, I have:


    13 Barred Rocks, 9 from my own flock and 4 from a fabulous show quality flock
    12 BBS Plymouth Rocks from halo
    10 Ameraucana eggs, 2 wheaten over blue wheaten and wheaten from halo and 8 BBS Amer's from QuailHollowP&P (nice color)
    6 BBS Orpingtons (whoever hatches will go to joletabey for her Blue Orp cockerel's women)
    2 Black Plymouth Rock over Wheaten Marans from halo's pen as a bonus (lovely color on those eggs!)


    So, you can see that I am concentrating on my Rocks and blue-eggers at the moment--no Delaware eggs in this batch, I'm afraid.
     
  10. beclu727

    beclu727 Out Of The Brooder

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    Got 12 EE eggs from Atlchick and put them in the bator at 5:50 pm today. Temp is 99.3 and humidity is 43%. I'll be watching closely for the next few days, but this Eco is pretty steady. I may bump the temp a tad. My 2nd time hatching. Counting tomorrow as day 1. [​IMG]
     

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