Starting a hatch September 21....hatch along?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LukeandAli, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. LukeandAli

    LukeandAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I received 12 leghorn eggs from a friend (the rooster is a brown egger, though) and I'm going to toss a few of my girls' eggs in with them. I'm going to start them as soon as I get a thermometer/hygrometer. Last time, my chicks got fried around day 14 or so when the weather got super hot (no a/c). The weather has started cooling off around here, so, I'm going to give it another try. Anyone else starting a batch?
     
  2. MelanieR

    MelanieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm starting my FIRST EVER hatch tonight. NERVOUS. Need to lower the humidity by a percent or two. I'm off to research.... ack!
     
  3. JodiLynn

    JodiLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will hatch along with you! I just finished up my first batch and am hopeing for better results. I believe I ran the humidity to high/and DH opened bator dring lockdown. I have 7 of my own polish and 6 BO/Speckled Sussex mixes from our backyard freerangers! Set them last night. The first timers are in for an adventure, and it is addicting.
     
  4. FarmMomof3

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    I'll hatch with you!!! this is my first time incubating!!!

    We just borrowed a Brinsea Mini Eco from a neighbor and placed 7 eggs in it. 6 of them are red star/danish brown leghorn crosses and one is a pure danish brown leghorn.

    We had to fiddle with the temperature as it was off in its calibration.. but so far so good!

    Should we do a picture parade as well?
     
  5. LukeandAli

    LukeandAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first hatch was my best one so far! You'll do great. :) I forgot to mention that, even with the temp spike, I still got three little ones out of my last batch.
     
  6. LukeandAli

    LukeandAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck (to us all)! I vote a big, fat YES on the picture parade! I'm down with the flu bug, so, I'm waiting for DH to finish work so he can pick up my new thermometer/hygrometer. I'll post pix as soon as my 16 are set.
     
  7. FarmMomof3

    FarmMomof3 Out Of The Brooder

    So my eggs are starting day 2 in the incubator. I turned them for the first time this morning. Temp is currently 99.4 F The instructions for the Brinsea Mini Eco has to turn the eggs 3 times a day.... is that true? that seems like alot.

    Anyways.. I'll take a pic of the eggs in the incubator later today.
     
  8. lareynadenada

    lareynadenada Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I set mine Wed am,,,,,,14 bought eggs, Bantam Salmon Faverolles and Blue partridge Bantams , filled bator with my SLW eggs

    My brand new Brinsea, so far I LOVE it,,,,,,,it just stays at a perfect temp and humidity and so easy to use
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  9. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    Looks like I'm joining in! Went out today, found my beautiful splash rosecomb roo dead in the coop- from a spider bite it seems. He's one half of a breeding pair, and OF COURSE his hen is going through her moult, but I'll be setting the few eggs of hers I have and a few others to try and get a few babies out of him. Thank God I saved and bought an incubator a few months back instead of just spending it all on books! [​IMG]
     
  10. FarmMomof3

    FarmMomof3 Out Of The Brooder

    oh no!!! that is too bad Tanichca!!
    lareynadenada Is that an Brinsea octagon?

    AWESOME!!!
     

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