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emjay

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Alright, so I've been patient, incubator has been up and running and fiddled with for 3 days. I think it's time. I have 41 eggs rounded up, as I realize the hatch rate might not be the greatest first time around, or then again, I might get surprised.
They are eggs from my girls.

So,
refresh my brain.

99.5 degrees F (37.5 degrees C ) , for model with the fan, right? it's at 37.8 right now, so just turned it a hair to bring it down.

humidity, this is what I get confused with, right now it's sitting at 47 %

If I put the eggs in today, day 19 would be ......... ??
 

emjay

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another question.

candling. I don't have the proper candling tool, what's another good contraption to use?
is it day 5 that you candle?
and I guess you have to candle them all, how does one do that without losing alot of heat out of the incubator grabbing the eggs out ??
I plan on putting 41 in, as I know some might not be fertile, etc etc.
 

youngbiddy

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Your temp is right, the humidity can safely be anywhere between 30-45% during incubation, you candle on day 10 (if you can wait that long) and it's no problem taking 10 minutes or so to candle them then since momma hen gets up once a day to eat, drink, and poop.

I use a powerful little flashlight of my husband's to candle, but there's all kinds of gizmos out there.
 

emjay

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Thankyou.


Does the toilet roll and candle work, or can you simply just go in a dark room and hold a flashlight right on the egg?
Must google some ideas for homemade gadgets.
 

Teresaann24

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I just use my thumb and pointer finger to make a small circle around my little LED light and place the big end of the egg on my fingers making a circle holding the LED light. Works great
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emjay

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I just use my thumb and pointer finger to make a small circle around my little LED light and place the big end of the egg on my fingers making a circle holding the LED light. Works great
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easy enough. thanks.
 

emjay

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is 50% humidity too high? mind you, I would imagine the hygrometer can be off a bit too right?
 

Teresaann24

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I like mine more of a 35-45% not letting it drop below 28% but you are right it could be off a little. If you let it sit it will come down and keep it above 28% no higher then 50%.
 

emjay

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okay since I last posted the temp, has held steady at the 37.3 degrees celsius range. and humidity is at 50% , fluctuates between that and 48%

someone give me the go ahead to put my eggs in, I need a pro to say 'give er' , haha.
 

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