waiting for first hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by austinmama, May 16, 2010.

  1. austinmama

    austinmama New Egg

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    Well, I think I've made all the mistakes a newbie can make so I'm not expecting much. Started at 99.5 for still air not realizing I needed to go warmer. LG manufacturer doesn't say anything about that. Had some temp flucs but all but one have been outside the normal range. Was following what I found on the internet for humidity (50-55% for 1st 18). I can see the opinion on this group seems to go with lower initial humidity. Dropped the thermometer on about day 15 so scrambled that eve to get a new one. Went to Walmart and got Accu rite but it seems to follow what I have seen on the list, humidity works good but temp unreliable. Also put two other thermometers in there that were lying around. They all seem to be pretty much the same so I think it is *okay*.

    I did candle the eggs along the way and I'm down to 17 out of 30 at lock down, all but one unfertilized. Couldn't really tell much at lockdown as the eggs were too dark to see. Did see movement in one of the lighter colored ones. I'm just beginning day 20 but honestly am not expecting much. I was thinking I was a bit nuts getting all worried and nervous but I can see that I am not alone. I feel like they are my little babies and I want them. Hope I can sleep better tonight than last. Thought I heard an occasional rock today. Wish me luck.

    Austinmama
     
  2. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    Good luck [​IMG]
     
  3. ga_goat

    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck on the hatch , I have 2 of those acurite humidity temp units from wallmart and both are right on on the humid and temp,,
    I like the humidity being the top and largest #
    I have a smll batch hatching Wed and another the 28th then I may rest it all for a bit,
     

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