This is hard work!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicksinthemachine, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. chicksinthemachine

    chicksinthemachine Songster

    Jul 8, 2008
    This is like haveing a newborn child in the house, they need to be turned alot temp and humidity, keeping the kids out and I am getting MORE! [​IMG]
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
  3. shelleyb1969

    shelleyb1969 Star Bright Farm

    I'll be giving it a try this fall...for the first time. I'm so scared I'm gonna forget something!
  4. Akane

    Akane Crowing

    Jun 15, 2008
    I've found it's a lot less complicated than it seems. Humidity doesn't have to be exact. That's why the suggested numbers for it are all over the place, incubators don't usually come with humidity gauges, and there are methods like dry incubation out there. Get the temp stable (even more important than having at an exact number), keep the humidity in the ball park, don't forget to turn, and just wait it out. It's the patience problem I'm having trouble with this round. I got this incubating part figured out this time. Now I want to get on to the hatching part! [​IMG]
  5. kellim

    kellim Songster

    Jun 19, 2008
    SC, GA Border

    I completely understand that! We were watching our duckling hatch out this morning and my son wanted to see and about the time he got to the bator he tripped and grabbed onto the incubator![​IMG] The bator barely moved and the duckling hatched out fine in the end. I was so glad he was okay but it took an hour to get my heart out of my throat!
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2008

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