Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thereverend, Jun 6, 2010.

  1. thereverend

    thereverend In the Brooder

    May 15, 2010
    I have just set 4 eggs in a home made incubator. seen below


    The temp is a little unpredictable as its around 97 to 101 depending on the temp in room.
    My question is this.. Will the eggs hatch with that temp change.. I have a cover on the tank
    and as you can see to the right a container with water to keep the humididy up..
    the light is on top of the top and is a old GROW light i had from years back that works and keeps the temps
    where i said they are. I have X and O on the eggs and just turned them the 1st time today as i started them
    in here about 9am. they sat for a little while about 1/2 hour in a room 75 degrees while i cleaned them off with
    warm water and prepaired the incubator.. please share your comments and thought about this. and feel free
    to post pictures of your home made ones here too i would love to see them. use www.freepixxhost.com to do it!

    thank you guys
  2. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Songster

    May 4, 2010
    West Cork, Ireland
    Should be fine but you could hatch anywhere between day 19 and 24!! You also need to put wire over your water cup for humidity before they hatch, young chicks WILL drown themselves if they can.
  3. thereverend

    thereverend In the Brooder

    May 15, 2010
    Ok, I figured i would cut the cup in 1/2 before they hatched would that be a good idea?
    or could they still kill themselfs in the water? i wanted to make sure they could get to it too after they
    hatch to drink.

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