Success FINALLY

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Downinmyback, May 27, 2008.

  1. Downinmyback

    Downinmyback In the Brooder

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    I set 12 eggs and already have two chicks. Theis is only day 20 and already chick GREAT. This is my second try at hatching eggs and i didnot get any the first time.I have a LG forced air and my DW saw that the temp was down to 98 so she turned it up to 130 degree and killed all of the eggs. I hope i get more to hatch but it is hard to see in the window from all of the humidity there. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
     

  2. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Songster

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    Congratulations!!!! Crossing my fingers for more hatches!
    It confuses me why on earth those bators should be able to get that hot..but what do I know--- It's why I have a Hovabator Genesis on it's way to me as I type---- to avoid mistakes - Just load, poor and leave alone!!!
     
  3. Downinmyback

    Downinmyback In the Brooder

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    I am now up to 5 chicks out of 12. Since today is day 20 will any more hatch later.
     
  4. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

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    You bet ya. It could be a couple of days. Keep the bator closed. congrads. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Downinmyback

    Downinmyback In the Brooder

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    Thank You for the reply. I used the egg carton method and found that it worked great. I have removed the 5 chicks and placed under a brooder light. They have already drank water and i cutup a old boiled egg and placed it in the box and they have already eaten so i feel good about their survuval.
     

  6. Downinmyback

    Downinmyback In the Brooder

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    I am now up to 6 chicks and hoping for more lol
     
  7. Jubaby

    Jubaby Songster

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    Sounds like the hatch is going great. Congratulations!

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  8. Downinmyback

    Downinmyback In the Brooder

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    I have a question i hope that i can get a reply to.Yesterday i had 6 hatch today so far i have had 1. today
    How many days does a hatch cover? Today is day 21 so how many more days should i wait til i throw the other eggs in the trash?
     
  9. mamaboyd

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    Congrats!! We are on day 23 and are still hatching, so don't throw any away for a few more days unless they smell bad. You always give them another quick candling as well to see if anyone is moving around or peeping in there! [​IMG]
     

  10. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

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