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Setting Today (03-02-2012)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MyNameIs86, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello!
    I'm deciding to set my eggs today/tonight at 8:30pm. Since i'm doing it at night, I guess 03-03-2012 would be considered as Day 1... Correct?

    Sooo that would mean March 20, 2012 would be day 18... Right?
    Or do i have something wrong? i am trying to make a table to check my work.
     
  2. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds about right!

    I set my eggs late last night/today! Even though we're a day apart, we can still be hatching buddies! Haha

    How many have you set? And what kind?
     
  3. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am setting a dozen. Not sure what kind. i got em from a farm and forgot to ask. :(

    I just set them around 8:30pm. The thermometer dropped down to 80 degrees when i put it on top of the eggs which were room temperature. Eeek.

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  4. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I originally set a dozen, but added 3 more today. Mine are all mutts. I have leghorns but my rooster is a red star/bantam mix. And I have another hen that is a black star/bantam mix. Many, many mutts! Haha I did end up getting a silkie egg from my neighbor. I hope it's fertile and hatches! I;d love to have a little silkie running around!

    What kind of incubator are you using?
     
  5. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hova Bator (Still Air) Incubator.
    I rented it for $200 (I get $150 back when I return it to the farm.)
     
  6. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool. I'm also using a hova bator still air. the 1602N model.

    how's your temperature? Got it back to 100??

    For my first hatch, I used a 5gal. aquarium homemade incubator. I ended up with 1 out of 4. So, I'm hoping for better results this time.
    So far, the temperature has been at a steady 100degrees.

    Have you hatched before?
     
  7. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    right now @ 10:29pm it is back in the 90's... But its still going... hopefully by tomorrow it will be back to normal.
    i would say this is my official first hatch but I have tried a bout 10 years ago with 1 egg in a glass aquarium w/ nothing but hay for bedding and a light. lol.
    I am pretty excited for this hatch. The eggs are from the farm, and seemed newly laid. so I'm crossing my fingers.
    It was 100 degree's prior to putting the eggs in.
     
  8. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope that temperature gets up there!

    [​IMG] now, here's to successful hatches! :)
     
  9. skunknchatter

    skunknchatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just set my first two eggs tonight as well. I was waiting to see if my lazy hens would lay anymore but no luck. So into the bator went my two lonely eggs. One is a leghorn x BO and the other is a Dominique or Sussex x BO. Here's to hoping at least one hatches in my home made incubator.
     
  10. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome. We can be hatching buddies!

    Just an update!
    Checked on the temperature this morning.... Its a steady 100 degrees!! It's a smudge over 100 but it's really little... smidge. lol. The incubator light keeps turning on and off as to indicate the right amount of heat. I noticed that if it goes under the 100 degrees a smidge it turns on again. So i believe it's a steady temperature.

    I am keeping a data base on a calender, so if nothing hatching, I can show the guy the temperature rates per day...since he said if nothing hatches, i can keep the incubator @ no extra charge for another hatching. :)

    I am growing soo antsy. This is my first hatch.

    Anybody interested in buying 1 month old chicks? (If they do hatch?) I can not keep chickens. I am located in N. NJ.
    - not sure the breed yet....forgot to ask when I was @ the farm yesterday/
     

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