setting incubator. i need help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Texiken2000, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Texiken2000

    Texiken2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    Setting 1st incubator. It has a turner/fan etc. but do i put eggs point up or point down. help
     
  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    point DOWN!!! good luck!
     
  3. Texiken2000

    Texiken2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    I guessed right now o don't have to go back and flip em. thanks a bunch
     
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  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    store'm in the fridge that way too for eating.
     
  5. Texiken2000

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    cool thanks
     
  6. hehahn

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    Hi! I just wanted to add that in this forum there are some great threads on how to make your own incubators, hatch eggs, candle them, etc. Great trouble-shooting stuff like have the humidity at ~30% for Marans eggs, and 45% for all others until lockdown, then up to 60% during hatching. Move to a separate incubator/brooder (we use half a styrofoam cooler with a heat lamp) for actual hatch after internal pipping so the bacteria don't have a chance to grow and affect your later hatches or other chicks still in the egg.

    All you ever wanted to learn and then some is here. This was a great board for us when we were just starting out.

    Good luck!
     

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