Went in to lock down today!!!!!!!!

kmsek

Songster
8 Years
Feb 3, 2011
153
1
101
N Fla
just went into lock down 1st time w/ homeade incubator
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may be on ash wednesday
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Michie

Chirping
9 Years
Sep 28, 2010
148
0
99
San Antonio
me too!! This will be my 1st hatch and everything was going perfect, but I went out of town this weekend, and my mom was here and called me 45min before I got back, and said the temp dropped to 77, and the humidity went up to 76. IDK what happend? I have the temp back up, and I put them on lock down for an estimated hatch date of Wed. - There is one egg moving around so I am hopeful that some will have survived. The eggs are Maran eggs so they are to dark to candle
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Heres hoping we both have good hatches!! (My kids will be sad if none make it) Good Luck!
 

kmsek

Songster
8 Years
Feb 3, 2011
153
1
101
N Fla
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I have hatched several times from a hova bator but this time I made my own I have no idea what will happen
 

tay_boe

Songster
9 Years
Aug 27, 2010
495
1
109
Good luck. I just closed mine up and geez it's hard I keep looking in I feel like a child, I guess because it's my first hatch. I hope your new bator gives ya a great hatch rate!
 

midget_farms

Crowing
13 Years
Apr 15, 2008
1,359
11
254
Dunlap Illinois
Good luck you guys - remember to keep the humidity high! They will stick to the inside of the shell if you don't.

& don't open the incubator for any reason!!!! Once a pip happens the chicks will get shrink wrapped by the egg membrane if you open it up. The temporary drop in humidity is like a vacuum packer!
 
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gumbii

Songster
9 Years
Oct 7, 2010
2,093
13
161
bell gardens, ca
YAY, i'm gonna go on lock down in a minute... i set them at midnight, so i'm gonna wait for 10pm or so... maybe earlier, but i'm fat and lazy...
 

kmsek

Songster
8 Years
Feb 3, 2011
153
1
101
N Fla
Tempos good humidity right condensation on window resisting urge to open top opened a plug
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