Third time is the charm...*PICS 7/19*... broody took incubator babies!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mmaddie's mom, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    I hope!

    This is my 3rd try with the incubator... first time absolutely nothing (no developement at all)... second time 5 developed but died before hatching... so I'm thinking this time I will have some babies... RIGHT?!?
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2011
  2. Duramaxgirl

    Duramaxgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2010
    Yes 3rd time will work! Good luck! Your first try sounds like infertile eggs.
  3. florasbell

    florasbell Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2011
    i hope its the lucky 3 as it my 3rd time as well both times before they died before or during hatch so far i have 20/20 developing
  4. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] luck and blessings for us both [​IMG]
  5. farmgirlforever18

    farmgirlforever18 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 5, 2010
    Dublin TEXAS
    good luck [​IMG] mine didnt hatch the first time just like your second hatch
  6. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 24, 2010
    Good luck to you all!!!!

  7. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep... third time IS the charm ! [​IMG] 4 babies this morning... and a day early! [​IMG]

    [​IMG] I have figured out the secret to incubating eggs... do everything half-a**. [​IMG] The first 2 times I did everything PERFECT... temp, humidity, turning, candling... nothing. [​IMG] This time I filled the water once in the beginning... candled once and saw nothing (no veining-nothing)... filled both waters at lock down... turned when I thought about it... and just let it go... and VOILA babies a day early [​IMG] AND I have a girl who has just gone broody and if she sits still for another couple of days, I will try to slip them under her to raise instead of the wonderful brooder box I have! Broodies are the best.

    I think I'm just going to be one of those odd ducks that doesn't get real excited about hatching in an incubator. [​IMG]
  8. classicsredone

    classicsredone Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2011
    Sacramento County, CA
    I hear you on the half ***'ing it! Somehow my sister hatches in her classroom with no hygrometer, no candling to check for infertile eggs, etc. She just plugs it in, and 21 days later she has more than 70% hatch every time. I had temps and humidity perfect, and go figure, my chicks are struggling with hatching. Hmmph.
  9. Maxbeard

    Maxbeard Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 16, 2010
    Going to order some more eggs today, hopefully the Repti-Temp 500R will keep my temps consistant. With no eggs I am only seeing a 0.7 F variation in my home made incubator V2.
  10. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    How's it going for everyone?

    Actual scheduled day of hatch and no new babies. I have my broody settled on 3 false eggs in a secure large dog crate and plan on giving her the babies tonight! I hope she is not confussed by how quickly they came (she's only been broody for less than a week).
    Pray for success! [​IMG]

    edited for spelling
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2011

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