Teacher class project hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Born2teachuga, May 6, 2011.

  1. Born2teachuga

    Born2teachuga New Egg

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    We set our eggs on the 20th of April around 9:30. I have been taking them home with me each weekend and making sure they get turned. The temp looks steady at 99.5 in our little giant still air and the humidity has stayed constant between 40-50%. I'm going out of town this weekend and can't find someone to turn our eggs this weekend and I'm concerned of what might happen if I dont turn them this weekend because I think Monday is day 18. What do you think?
     
  2. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    NW,Missouri
    That close they should be allright.
     
  3. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    We hatch in cartons in my classroom. With just that amount of time they could stay on their side or if you are going to use cartons go ahead and put them in there so they are upright for the air cells. Make sure you add sponges or something to keep your humidity up.
     
  4. ethingtonart

    ethingtonart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am just going to add that your temp is probably going to be too low for a still air incubator. (I also have a LG still air incubator) With a fan it should be 99.5 (I know that's the temp. it has in the manual), but without a fan to circulate the air 102 is a better temp. Don't worry though, the low temps should only cause your chicks to develop a bit more slowly. So, if they don't pip on day 21 don't panic. [​IMG]
     

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