Set Now or Wait???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JenS, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. JenS

    JenS Out Of The Brooder

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    My love for chickens has spilled over into my classroom. I have planned a egg hatching project with my 3rd grade class.
    My Brinsea mini advance incubator is arriving today. The kids and I are so excited to get started and really want to set the eggs (from my own little flock) tomorrow. However, Spring Break is March 23 - 31. I could transport the incubator home with me over the break. I live 8 minutes from the school. Or I could leave it at school and check on the eggs over the break. Or I could wait and start after spring break. [​IMG] What to do, what to do???
     
  2. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have access to the school during spring break? I think your only two issues is if there was an accidental power outage, or the more real concern: How to add water while the school is closed.

    I was actually just consulting the calendar with the exact same thing in mind, except our spring break is the next week. Last year, I ended up taking the eggs home. I had a 7/7 hatch rate.

    So, I think I'll set eggs next week because if I do this week, they'll hatch while the kids are gone.
     
  3. JenS

    JenS Out Of The Brooder

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    That's a great hatch rate. How did you transport them carefully?
     
  4. JenS

    JenS Out Of The Brooder

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    Set the eggs this morning. So exciting!
     

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