silly question....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 6mutts, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. 6mutts

    6mutts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so my mom gave my son some fresh layed eggsover the holiday and told him to hatch them......well now he's convinced that he can....Well how possible is it to hatch them, if they're even fertile? We have our chick box, with 100w lamp and a spray bottle of water, and a thermometer, thats about it. im here all day to turn them, just wondering if its worth my time or if im going to end up spend lots of money on these eggs that probably wont hatch....thanks guys, i just dont want to break my little guys heart!
     
  2. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you started incubating them yet? How old are they and how are you storing them? Maybe you can borrow an incubator from someone. You really need to keep the temps and humidity steady. What kind of chickens are the eggs from?
     
  3. 6mutts

    6mutts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are from yesterday morning, I have kept them big end up in an egg carton on the counter. i don't know anyone who has an incubator. There are 2 from silverlaced wyandottes, and 2 from bantam cochins. I have a chick warming box that I can get the temp to 98*, just worried about humidity
     
  4. silkiechicken

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    If your box doesn't have a fan, at egg level, you'll want to get the temp to 101-102F.
     
  5. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    is there a rooster in with the hens? If no, deffinatly wont hatch.

    Your chick box doesnt get warm enough for egg development. Do you have any tractor supply stores near you? IF so they sell Little Giant still air incubators for about $41 dollars.
     
  6. 6mutts

    6mutts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:is that the temp i need? i thought it was 99.5?
     
  7. 6mutts

    6mutts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yes, definately roosters with both breeds
     
  8. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:is that the temp i need? i thought it was 99.5?

    99.5 for incubators with fans is most accepted, 101-102 for incubators without fans
     
  9. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    Quote:yes, definately roosters with both breeds

    haha good then im sure they're fertile [​IMG]
     
  10. 6mutts

    6mutts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, so what if I raise the bottom of the chick box so its closer to the lamp and I get the temp up to 101 or so, then is there any way I can do humidity at a decent amount?
     

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