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Silkies and showgirl eggs put in the incubator 12/25 !!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dahartfarm, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. dahartfarm

    dahartfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I got a new incubator for christmas (well ok early christmas) so I collected some of my own eggs and ordered a few from a silkie breeder to help improve my stock and.........we are off! It hasn't been hard keeping the humidity up since its been crazy humid and rainy in md. Also have some quail eggs in there from my own stock just for fun. *fingers crossed*. I know quail hatch earlier then chickens so I created a separate brooder box for when they hatch. tips/tricks/comments?
     
  2. dahartfarm

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    oh! I am using a forced air automatic turning incubator if that helps :)
     
  3. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck!
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, best of luck! Happy hatching!
     
  5. dahartfarm

    dahartfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Upped humidity and turned off the automatic turner.... Hoping some of my quail eggs hatch !!! A few more days... I'm worried the fertility is low. They are too small to candle *fingers crossed* 21 days for my chicken eggs at the end of the week
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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  7. dahartfarm

    dahartfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    i have two early quail hatchers! they are not due to hatch until tomorrow...........16 more to go. Pictures to come
     
  8. dahartfarm

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    ok so the quail should be hatching today but so far only the two that hatched have piped/hatched. they are doing well but im worried as none of the other quail eggs have pipped. some are moving around. ugh this is stressful!
     
  9. dahartfarm

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    Please does anyone have advice? I have only opened the lid to add water to keep hummidity stable.............some of the eggs have been moving but no pipping yet. when should I get worried? how long should I wait before i know they are not hatching? these 2 chicks are out of 18 eggs.
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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2016
  10. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Your quail are adorable :love

    Since your incubator is forced air, I'm guessing you've got it set at 99.5F for temp. What's your humidity been throughout incubation? And, did you calibrate your thermometer(s) and hygrometer(s) before you started?

    Who is the manufacturer of the 'bator?
     

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