wahhhhh hooooo ! I have an incubator now!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Myst4, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am SOOOOOOO excited, my hubby bought an incubator for me yesterday. I started my EE eggs today. I hope everything goes well with them. The temperature is just about 100 degrees in it.....hope that is right. I can't wait until they hatch!!!!


    Carrie [​IMG]
     
  2. mamaboyd

    mamaboyd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have a great hubby for getting you an incubator!! Hope everything goes well with your hatch. I'm waiting to get my incubator, hopefully in the next few weeks! [​IMG]
     
  3. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the best wishes.Oh and I wish you all the luck with getting your incubator. It is truely exciting when you do. Hmmmm I just though of something. When you put eggs in an incubator,how long does it take before you can see a chick developing? a week? 2 weeks? I want to know so that I won't get to anxious and open the incubator too much. So if I knew I would check the eggs at that time. If I don't see anything....does that mean the egg was infertile?


    Carrie
     
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  4. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on your new bator. Depending on the light you use to candle and the color of the egg shell you can see veins as early as day 3. For light colored eggs I candle on day 7 and for darker eggs day 10 or 11. A clear egg doesn't necessarily mean it was infertile to begin with.

    Best of luck and get yourself a good hygrometer if you don't already have one.
     
  5. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for the congrats... all of my eggs are green(light) and I have one white egg(from a leghorn...to see if it is fertile,because she seems to be looking for her eggs after I take them,even though I have been told that she is a non-sitter). I haven't got a hygrometer....do I need one? This is my first time hatching eggs....can I hatch eggs without one?

    Carrie
     
  6. sara

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    If this is your first experience hatching, I'd wait 7-10 days to candle. It will be obvious at that point if you have development.

    As far as temp goes, do you have a still air of forced air bator?
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Congrats on your bator. Is it a still air LG? If so your temps need to be 101 - 102 at the top of the eggs. If your bator has a fan 99.5 - 100.5 is the temp needed. Try to hold your humidity betweeb 30 - 50%.

    Good luck with your hatch.
     
  8. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it says that it has circulated air....is that good???? I will give more details later. It's a Hova Bator.
     
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  9. Mrs MIA

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    Forced air is with the fan... [​IMG]
    Congratulations, and welcome to the obsession!!
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  10. Myst4

    Myst4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much...and I was addicted already before I got the incubator haha. Here are more details on my incubator. Hova bator model 2362N, 115 volt,28.3 watts , circulated air.....and that is all it says. It was the only one the place had left. Is it a good one?

    Carrie
     

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