Set my first eggs today

Airplaneguy57

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Feb 23, 2010
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Its on. I placed my first eggs in my homemade bator. The temp is stable at 99.5 with the humidity at 55%. Since I don't have an automatic turner I will be doing it by myself. Lock down will be on day 15. How will I check the temp and humidity when they are on lockdown?
 

Mahonri

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are you going quail or chicken?

If it's chickens... lockdown is day 18.

Good luck!

(I'm a couple days ahead of you, hatching on Feb. 15th.-- 7 eggs under a broody.)
 

farmerlor

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Hey, I threw my first eggs of the season into the incubator today too! 'Course my eggs are turkey eggs so I'm in it for 28 days but I cracked a few and found they were fertile so I figured I might as well get the 'bator fired up and start in on the season.
 

Airplaneguy57

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Feb 23, 2010
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Our favorite rich uncle Sam got rid of some mini fridges. So took one of the nicer ones removed the compressor, modified the ice Trey area where I mounted the 100 watt bulb thermostat and computer fan. In the very bottom I have a pan with a sponge. I must add I learned everything on this site. After I get this hatch done I'm going to try some midget white turkeys.
 

saltandpepper

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Good Luck with your eggventure. I'm very new at this so I have to ask what do you mean when you say lockdown? My husband and I are getting ready to try and incubate our first batch .
 

nwfl

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My first eggs of the year went in at 3 today. I wld go nuts if I couldn't view my temp and humidity through a window! Happy hatching. I love my buff orps! This batch is EE olive eggs and silkies.
 

Airplaneguy57

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Feb 23, 2010
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Lockdown for chickens are day 18. That is when the turning stops temps and humidity must be kept steady. Day 21 is the hatch day if all goes well. I have a hasp so I can lock door to keep the courious out. There is one thing I didn't consider. I have one rooster for 17 birds. I wonder if he took care of all the ladies so to speak.
 
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