The Incubation Stats Thread

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cherlyn, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As we all know, incubation settings for one person might not work so well for the next. Thus, the creation of this thread - a guide to help you manage your incubator settings. Perhaps some settings work better in certain climates, or for certain breeds... whatever the case, this thread is for documenting your settings, breed type, special circumstances that may have led to the hatch results you got, and other details.

    Once we have enough postings, we can do a search by location if need be. If you live in Georgia and want to know what other folks use for humidity, just search for Georgia on the page. Incubating seramas? Do a quick word search and see what works best for other users.

    Here are the questions to answer. If I have missed any, please let me know and I will edit this post.

    Breed incubated: Gold-laced Polish
    Number of eggs set: 10
    Incubator used: R-Com 20 Pro
    Date set: 28 August 2009 @ 1200
    Date locked down: 15 Sept 2009 @ 1430
    Number of eggs locked down, and reason for any eggs tossed prior to lock-down: 9 locked down, 1 tossed at day 10 due to infertility
    Temperature: 99.5 for first 17 days, 99 for last two
    Humidity: 45% for first 17, 67% for last two
    How many turns per day: Every 55 mins
    Special circumstances (power outage, temp spike/dip, etc etc): Humidity dropped to 25% for less than an hour around Day 15
    Your location and climate: East of England, temperate (40% humidity)
    Hatch result/rate: 9/9; 100% hatch rate
    Any pertinent extra details: None

    If you feel that this can help you out in the future, please request this to be stickied. I think that this should help folks out when they are getting ready to set their eggs. If possible, try to just post stats on this particular thread - if you have questions about anyone's post, you can try PMing them and then they can edit their post to provide more information.

    Hope this helps!

    ~Cherlyn
     
  2. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone hatch anything recently? [​IMG]

    ~Cherlyn
     
  3. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    Good idea!
     
  4. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feb 24, 2009
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    Breed incubated: Malaysian Seramas
    Number of eggs set: 6
    Incubator used: R-Com 20 Pro
    Date set: 04 September 2009
    Date locked down: 21 September 2009
    Number of eggs locked down, and reason for any eggs tossed prior to lock-down: 6
    Temperature: 99.5 for first 17 days, 99 for last two
    Humidity: 45% for first 17, 63-67% for last two
    How many turns per day: Every 55 mins
    Special circumstances (power outage, temp spike/dip, etc etc): None
    Your location and climate: East of England, temperate (40% humidity)
    Hatch result/rate: 3/6, 50% hatch rate
    Any pertinent extra details: One chick pipped at pointy end but made it out fine. Three deaths in shell, with heads down at pointy end of shell.

    ~Cherlyn
     
  5. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    first time i read i get confused. then, i realize (if i'm not wrong) that cherlyn want everyone on BYC that have ever set their egg to share their full information on setting them include place and climate.

    here are mine:

    Breed incubated: Arabic chicken
    Number of eggs set: 29
    Incubator used: homemade bator
    Date set: 26 August 2009
    Date locked down: 12 September 2009
    Number of eggs locked down, and reason for any eggs tossed prior to lock-down: 22
    Temperature: honestly fluctuate much from 33 deg to 42 deg (in Celcius)
    Humidity: 40% for first 17, 70-80% for last three
    How many turns per day: when breakfast, lunch and dinner (3 times)
    Special circumstances (power outage, temp spike/dip, etc etc): everyday 2 times (sometimes 1 time) power outages, almost everyday spike to 40 sometime fall to 35 when forget to turn it on back after turn off for cooling.
    Your location and climate: West of Indonesia, temperate 32 deg (60% humidity)
    Hatch result/rate: 9/29 , 31 % hatch rate
    Any pertinent extra details: not check the shell, give them 3 more days chance then just buried them under backyard.
     
  6. Raisinghens

    Raisinghens Out Of The Brooder

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    Breed incubated: New Holland reds, Blue X Orpingtons, Black Orpingtons
    Number of eggs set: 24
    Incubator: R-Com 20
    Date set: 26th of the 9th 2009
    Number locked down:20
    4 eggs infertile
    Temperature: 37.5 degrees celsius
    Humidity: 44-45 % till day 18 then 70%
    How many turns per day: every hour.
    Special circumstances: none
    Your location and climate: bottom of the South Island New Zealand.Temperate.
    Hatch result: 100%
    Any pertinent extra details: chicks hatched over 4 days with the bulk of them hatching on days 20 and 21. Last chick to hatch was sticky and I helped it .I have never seen this before.
     
  7. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    GREAT IDEA and should be invaluable in determining HUMIDITY percentages in various locales! When I incubate again, I will add my info!

    Yes, this would make a good "sticky" once enough information has been added.
     
  8. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    Breed Incubated: Mixed
    Number of eggs set: 3
    Incubator: R-Com Mini 3 egg
    Date set: I dont have the dates ATM
    Number locked down: 3
    All fertile
    Temperature: 37.5 degrees celsius
    Humidity: Automatically controlled, but no display of it shown
    How many turns per day: Every hour.
    Special circumstances: none what soever
    Your location and climate: East England, in mid-summer
    Hatch result: 66.66%
    Any pertinent extra details: All 3 fertile, 2 hatched, one was DIS- probably due to the incubator's small size, the other chicks started to move around quite alot, making the egg messy, dirty and moving probably causing damage to the chick inside
     
  9. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

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    You have to keep bumping this as a reminder til people get in the habit - here's my bump...

    I didn't keep close records this hatch. So maybe next.
     
  10. Hi! I have never kept notes before on a particular weeks' hatch but I just started 10/15. The link is below.
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    Lisa
     

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