Setting my 1st batch Sat 3/19, any suggestions or hatching buddies? :)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mommyofthree, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. mommyofthree

    mommyofthree Songster

    May 18, 2010
    I have someone buying some eggs from me tomorrow, then I should have 10 duck eggs by Saturday to put in the incubator that I bought today! [​IMG] We would be happy with a few ducks this first time so I think setting 10 eggs should be good. Is anyone else setting eggs this weekend? It would be fun to have a hatching buddy my first time. I'm so excited!!!! [​IMG]

    I got a still air incubator, I'm debating on getting the fan but I think we will try it without and see how it goes. I figured I would set up the incubator 24-48 hours ahead of time to fine tune the temp and make sure it works well. And since we're not setting a lot of eggs I didn't get a turner, but I'm sure I will get one eventually. I got a digital thermometer/humidity monitor. Is there anything else I need? Did I mention that I am soooo excited?! lol
  2. snazzyboots

    snazzyboots Songster

    Mar 3, 2011
    i am a newbie too. i'm setting mine this thursday the 17th. i will have about 3 dozen eggs. 13 bsl 4 ee 5 bcm and 12 marans crosses. i got my incubator going last friday and it has been at the right temp and humidity since last night. using a hovabator 1620?? i think that is the model. i'm not looking at it now. it is a still air w/ no turner. i'm going to use egg cartons with the bottoms cut out and i have 2 therms and a hygrometer. some of the eggs are shipped and some are local. here's hoping for a good hatch for both of us. [​IMG]
  3. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Songster

    May 1, 2010
    Alvarado, TX
    I am due to set 36 eggs 3/19 or 3/20 or 3/21 I am waiting for my first batch to hatch out which are due on 3/18 soon as they are out I will set another lot of eggs

    Good luck!

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