Warming the bator up today...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pdsavage, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    NW,Missouri
    Gonna try a second time hope at least one hatches,first time none hatched.
    Just gonna hatch some of my own this time and bought a digital hydrometer/thermometer this time.
    So if none hatch out this time ill proubly sell the bator and stuff.....
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Wishing you tons of luck!

    When do you plan to put your eggs in? I'm asking because I am warming my bator up as we I type also! Will be loading mine tonight with a dozen of MissPrissy's BBS eggs and a dozen of AussieSharon's Welsummer eggs.
     
  3. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Good luck, and don't give up. Keep a log of your temps, and humidity, and candleing so that if you don't get a hatch you can look back over it and figure out what went wrong. Sometimes it takes a little to get all the kinks worked out, but you can do it!
     
  4. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    NW,Missouri
    Ill proubly put eggs in tommorow,mostly bantam eggs and 1 EE egg and 1 BR egg.
    Last time my Bantam eggs some developed all the way but didnt hatch,thats why I bought the digital hydrometer/thermometer.
    instead of hand turning them im gonna try the egg carton method...
     
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  5. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    hope all goes well and you get a great result!
     
  6. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Quote:Aww! Don't give up!! It's truly a learning experience! IT took me quite awhile to learn my bator well enough to get the 90% plus hatches I am now- seriously.
    Are you sure the eggs are fertile?

    I know Miss Jayne and Shelly will help me, help you...

    What kind of bator do you have? Let's walk you through it, ok??
    Christina
     
  7. luvchikies

    luvchikies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that happened with me too! my first time it didn't hatch nothing but that was a homemade incubator a real bad one! but this time I bought an incubator and trying to clear the errors that I did last time and now everything is doing good. Im at day 6 just 2 weeks and 1 day more (Hope time goes faster) and I whish you lots of LUCK! I have the same thing "hope at least one hatches" from 8 eggs
     
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  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Our hatch days will be the same then!

    The hygrometer will help you a whole lot, so you can monitor the humidity. The egg carton method will help things go more smoothly also. It won't be as time consuming with turning the eggs.

    My fingers are crossed that you will have a great hatch this time! [​IMG]
     
  9. BluMottie

    BluMottie Out Of The Brooder

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    ...Rock. Seriously.
    Ooooh, good luck! I just started up my incubator today too, so we're going to be pretty much on the same schedule ! [​IMG]
     

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