Setting Eggs Today

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 3forfree, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm putting 24 eggs into my homade cooler bater at noon today. I used this cooler bator before with good results, I've been running it for 4 days empty and the temps seem to be in the range it was in when I used it last year, humidity around 50%. I'm going to have the eggs in styrofoam cartons, and was wondering if it was ok to remove them from the cartons the day before lockdown. Thanks.
     
  2. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The eggs are in now the wait begins. Wish me luck (and the eggs)
     
  3. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    ~~~~~ Hatching Vibes ~~~~~~

    You could be nice and post a pic of your home made incubator!
     
  4. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm setting 2 dozen silkie eggs today too. [​IMG]
     
  5. circlecfarms

    circlecfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    I just set my first batch of eggs today :p i am super excited but its my first time... when is lockdown??? i just put them in at noon ish too... and the temp dropped like i read.. how long before it comes back up?
     
  6. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the good vibes

    It's just a styrofoam cooler copied from this forum. nothing fancy.
     
  7. demp4

    demp4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Day 18 is lock down. I just finished my first hatch ever now I am going to do my second hatch starting tonight....
     
  8. 3forfree

    3forfree Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:pics are in my byc page

    I moved them to a bigger cooler, things are working out better than in the smaller one.
     
  9. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey that's one good looking home brew bator there!.. Anyone that can take the time and effort to make their own incubator should be applauded! [​IMG]
     

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