So much different info....what to do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by littlebanty, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. littlebanty

    littlebanty Chillin' With My Peeps

    OMG I cant beleive all the different info poeple have on the net about incubating and storage of eggs. I see DONT turn and DO turn while storing. Store on the counter....Store in the fridge. Im so confused. I put my eggs in the bator 6:00pm last night and read not to turn them for the first 24 hours....others say turn them once in the bator. I just turned them today for the first time around 12:30pm. I stored mine on the counter. Should I put them in the fridge next time? Im not sure of the temp in there but its probably about in the low 40's. I read as long as they dont freeze they are fine in teh fridge....[​IMG]
     
  2. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    omg I am so glad that I am not the only one who - got confused about all the info LOL

    I set duck eggs for the first time - 4 from the frig one fresh from the nest - the fresh one had veins and one of the frig babies had veins - they made it to day 16 before my bator had a temp spike and I lost them.

    I set 7 more sunday, 6 from the frig - 1 from the nest.

    I have been turning them three times a day I turned them for the first time monday morning I gave them sunday night to rest while warming up, they were set at 7pm sunday.

    I dont know how much help I have been since I have never had any of my eggs hatch yet - this is only my second time trying LOL

    good luck with your hatch

    Julie
     
  3. littlebanty

    littlebanty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Crazy4chicks.....And I thought everyone would think Im nuts and be the only one thinking this way![​IMG]
     
  4. silkhope

    silkhope Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been confused too, especially with humidity. So many articles, and people here too, have different ways of hatching. I guess it's really trial and error.
     
  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    If what you do this time works, keep doing it. If it doesn't, try something else!

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  6. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    well I guess we can start the " I am so confused club lol "

    I guess we will figure this out - together - good luck with your hatch.
    I just turned mine for the second time today - and so far so good - but it is only going into day 3


    Julie
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Like everything, ask 6 people, get 10 different best ways to do it. Find what works for you and go with it :p
     

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