Update: 10 chicks out of 12 eggs! Pics and video added!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Buster, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Ok, this is my first incubation and hatch in my HovaBator 1588. I didn't even have a thermometer in there the first 18 days. I put a Fluker's Thermo/Hygro in there when I took the turner out. The Fluker's registers 95* so I figured I would be a few days late hatching at lower temps but I left things alone just to find out what would happen. Well, today is day 21 and so far I have 3 pips from 12 eggs! I'll keep you posted.
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2008
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    What are you hatching????
     
  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Buff Orps, Buff Orp crosses, and some project eggs.
     
  4. farmergal

    farmergal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    congrats! I had a thermometer in my 1588 (first hatch in it too) the whole time and the bator's built-in thermostat seemed very accurate... the thermo always read around 100. maybe your thermo/hygro was off? my electric thermo/hygro always seems to read a couple degrees under the old-fashioned one.
     
  5. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    This Fluker's is brand new- I pulled the strip from it and dropped it in when I took the turner out. [​IMG]
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Some of those Flukers are, well, "flukey". I had to return my first one. The second one is right on the money. Hope they all hatch!
     
  7. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    I will probably take this one back.
     
  8. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    7 pips now and one chick hatched already! I'm sure that by morning I'll have several more. [​IMG]
     
  9. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    hope you have a full house by the morning, congrats. [​IMG]
     
  10. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    CONGRATS on the pips and the chickie !!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Hope the rest hatch soon and safe [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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