trying to get the incubator right grrr

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hdowden, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    ok so i have one of our marans egg in (idk if its furtile or not i think so), the temp goes between 99.5-100.1 atuo turner but the humidity is around 20 (which makes it 26 on mine) so i put some water in it but i cant keep it at the same humidity. whats the min. and max for an egg before lock down, trying to get it at the right humidity before my actual d'uccle eggs that order get here(should be by sat.)
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I don't know what you are asking is your humidity at 20% or are you on day 20? The "which makes it 26 on mine" is very confusing. I run mine around 45 no lower than 25, at lock down I raise it between 65 and 70 %. I also have Duccle eggs on the way and mine will be here tomorrow. According to the Old Farmers Almanac the 14-16 are the best days to set chicken eggs for this month.
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    sorry its the humidity i'm talking about here. this is my first time dealing with eggs and not day old chicks and i'm trying to get a good hatch for my first time [​IMG] my fingres are crossed for my d'uccle eggs when they get here
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    what temp do you have/use your incubator at?
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I will have mine at 99 to 100*. Where did you you get your Duccle eggs? What kind? I have Black and Blue Mottled coming. I'm so excited. I have Porcelain and a Mille Fleur pullets and roosters and one Black Mottled chick.
     
  6. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i ordered mine from teddi. porcelain and mille with porcelain herataige and i have one self blue roo thats got a big attude coming in (got him for free and he was around 4 months so idk how they raised him but it seems like he wasnt handled much, hard to catch and trys to strike at you but hes my baby and i wont let him go unless he gets to bad).
     
  8. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    heres my readings

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    the humidity is off by 6 so it says 32 but is actually 38.

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    this one reads 100 -101 at times
     
  9. JD4570

    JD4570 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks good to me. I prefer to keep mine between 30% and 35%, but not below 25% or above40% for min./max.
     
  10. SelenaLuvChicks

    SelenaLuvChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Where can I get an inc

    ubator?[​IMG]
     

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