I wanted to put my last 6 eggs for this year on today, BLRWs, but it took longer than i thought to clean the funk from the last batch out of the incubator...it's "preheating" now, but i have to work 6P-6A, so i'll set them first thing tomorrow when i'm home to watch the temp. My first two hatches started on day 20, so we won't be far off.
I think i'll try the suggestion of putting 6 of my fresh and unfortunately not fertile Ameraucana eggs in to regulate temp first...my dogs will enjoy them when i'm done with 'em. Does anyone else do this?
This is my first bator experience and I'm nervous about as all get out.
I set 5 EE eggs and 10 Guinea Fowl eggs on Tuesday, September 6. My neighbor gave me all the eggs to set but she said some of the Guinea eggs may be too old. I'll have to wait to candle next week to see what I have growing if at all.
So I have a question for everyone... is it necessary to buy a humidity gadget? Or can I just fill the basin in my bator with water on a daily basis?