The 7th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-A-Long!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. ToddQ

    ToddQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where you at @jcopeland29710 ? maybe we can send a few fertile eggs for you to hatch so you can join us in the fun. Im sure there are plenty here that can send a few, even if barnyard mix.
     
  2. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Either way, I would say temps are pretty close to where they should be. 99.5 to 101 being ideal for a still air..the 99.5 to 100 being for a bator with a fan.

    I like my humidity low. In fact. I was off on the date with a staggered hatch this time. I had 9 eggs in. I went to turn them one night, and noticed...a crack! Then, on another, I heard a chirp. I had that humidity in the 20's in the air bator all that time..sometimes in the low 30's. They did fine. I put them and all of the rest of them into the bator I wanted them to hatch in, and of course, raised the humidity into the high 50's. They all hatched like I said. :)
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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  4. ToddQ

    ToddQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, so much info gets hard to find exactly what I need some times !
     
  5. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

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    You're welcome. Sally is a wealth of useful information.


    THERMOMETERS, HYGROMETERS & CALIBRATION
    Celsius to Fahrenheit (ºC to ºF) conversion calculator click HERE
    Thermo/hygro suggestions post #13998
    AcuRite customer support and thermo manuals post #27294
    Taking SHELL TEMPS post #30771
    How an Ear/Medical thermometer Works post #34345
    Brinsea Incubator Thermometers click HERE
    Strombergs Thermometers click HERE Hygrometers click HERE Digital Thermo/Hygros click Here
    Hova-Bator GQF Incubator Thermometer / Hygrometer (Wet Bulb) 3018 post #32892
    HEAT SINKS/ Stones/Pebbles ADD THEM TO STYRO! post #43903

    Calibration is a MUST:
    WHY YOU SHOULD CALIBRATE and link to HOW: post #545 also see calibration in Hatching Eggs 101 TEMPS SECTION
    Calibrate the hygrometer a video
    post #35121
    EASY Calibration post #19746 bottom of post #20480
    How to calibrate STICK type FOOD Thermometers post #27294
    Hygrometer calibration Benny's method post #36265
     
  6. ToddQ

    ToddQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No fan

    on day 12 now

    no pics, tried but they come out terrible

    Eggs were less than a week old, unwashed, stored pointy end down in cool not cold basement

    My own eggs.

    I did see signs of life in all of them at day 6.
     
  7. AllAboutMyGirls

    AllAboutMyGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why do u think they've quit? Do u see a death ring or a dead embryo?
    Sometimes around day 14 I have a hard time seeing them move. If I were u I would continue incubating and see what happens on day 21.
    I hope all your babies hatch. Good luck!!
     
  8. Sally Sunshine

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  9. butterfliesdoku

    butterfliesdoku Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Cuckoo Marans pullet just started laying! Looks like I'll have some of her eggs for the EHAL too! They aren't as dark as I was hoping for but it was 1 1/2 shades darker than what I'm getting from my Blue Marans :D
     
  10. ToddQ

    ToddQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no changes noted in the last 6 days, along with no movement, and blood ring on a couple.
     

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