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set my first batch today in my first incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by meshellrose, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. meshellrose

    meshellrose Songster

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    prolly not the best incubator, but I was given some eggs for transporting a cochin to someone so whipped it up quick and it has been holding steady at 100 with 40% humidity. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated since this is the first time I have ever incubated eggs
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  2. michelleshenhouse

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    [​IMG] good job i never wouldve whipped up that quickly.
     
  3. Belinda's Funny Farm

    Belinda's Funny Farm In the Brooder

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    Good Luck! Sounds like it's working out just fine so far.
     
  4. meshellrose

    meshellrose Songster

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    thanks, it's still holding at 100 and 40% :)
     
  5. nurse_turtle

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    Looks good! Don't forget to turn those eggs at least 3 times a day.
     
  6. meshellrose

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    thanks, I've got a notepad sitting right beside it so I can mark when I turned and temp and humidity :)
     
  7. meshellrose

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    we're on day 16 :) I believe 2 of the orps have babies..the ducks I put in another incubator b/c they are muscovy and take 35 days..oh boy..lol
     

  8. Arielle

    Arielle Crowing

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    Nice job on the incubator. ANd you are on day 16 already. Did you build the second one for the muscovy ducks?? 35 days is a LONG time. Ducks must be good setters.
     
  9. meshellrose

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    Actually I ended up buying a cheapo LG b/c I was given 40 eggs. I put the ducks in there. I'm going to use the one I made as my hatcher :)
     
  10. Cpntherfan

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    wow congrats and well done. i built my own but had to play with it for a month to get it right
     

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