Setting eggs today!! Newbie!

7cluckers

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jul 15, 2010
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So I got a Brinsea mini advance incubator and just received 5 fertile hatching eggs that I will be setting today. Anyone else setting? This is my first time hatching eggs and we are very excited. I followed the manual instructions and set the turning interval to 1 hour and turning "ANG" to 15. Wish me luck!
 

Wimberleytexaschick

Songster
8 Years
Apr 25, 2011
132
4
101
Wimberley, Texas
I set my first 14 Lavender Orpington eggs in a Brinsea Advance EX on Thursday, day 3 for me too! So excited, my kids keep asking when they will hatch- going to be a very long 3 weeks!!! Happy Hatching!
 

mmaddie's mom

Songster
9 Years
Jun 2, 2010
1,674
19
141
Elmwood, Illinois, USA
Quote:We were destined to be hatching together... we are all using a Brinsea (ECO 20 for me)... I also have 14 eggs in... and mine are LAVENDER bantam Ameraucanas (at least 8 of them are).

Happy Successful Hatching to all!
 

7cluckers

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jul 15, 2010
25
0
22
I have 2 blue Orpington and 3 blue splash marans. Also gave an egg from one of my other chickens to my broody silkie a few days ago (today is day 5) so we'll see what happens with that one, too!
 

LilyD

Crowing
9 Years
Jan 24, 2011
3,251
4,090
432
Bristol, VT
My Coop
I have six home hatched eggs from my sisters farm waiting to go in and I should have 3 Buff Orpington and 3 Ameracauna eggs once they have arrived I will be setting them in my incubator.
 

7cluckers

In the Brooder
9 Years
Jul 15, 2010
25
0
22
Bad news....our power went out last night (a transformer blew) and the incubator was without power for about 6 hours. I just plugged it in at my neighbor's house. I know this is not good - any idea how long eggs can last like this? Today is day 4 & incubator read 77.6 degrees when I plugged it in.

I am so bummed....especially bc we NEVER lose power!
 

blkwdw

Songster
8 Years
May 29, 2011
250
7
103
I just joined BYC after reading it for weeks, I also set 18 mixed breed eggs on the 28th. I have a still air hovabator, temp ~ 100 (ranges from 99.6-100.5)at the top of the eggs.. should I increase it to stay closer to 100.5? looking forward to sharing this experience with you all
 

wowmanacat

Songster
8 Years
Apr 1, 2011
729
5
131
Oak Grove AR
Quote:I would not give up, I have read of many things going wrong and still having a good hatch. My first hatch I had a temp spike of 110 and still got 11 out of 13 so dont give up just keep going. I have read that they can go to a low temp once and still be good.
 

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