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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kmsek, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. kmsek

    kmsek Songster

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    just went into lock down 1st time w/ homeade incubator [​IMG] may be on ash wednesday [​IMG]
     
  2. lovinRIRs

    lovinRIRs In the Brooder

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    good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. kmsek

    kmsek Songster

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    thanks!!!!
     
  4. Michie

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    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 [​IMG] Heres hoping we both have good hatches!! (My kids will be sad if none make it) Good Luck!
     
  5. kmsek

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    [​IMG]I have hatched several times from a hova bator but this time I made my own I have no idea what will happen
     
  6. tay_boe

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    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!
     
  7. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

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    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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  8. JustAChickenLittle&More

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    [​IMG] Stay outta the bator and make sure you post pics asap. [​IMG]
     
  9. gumbii

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    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...
     
  10. kmsek

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    Tempos good humidity right condensation on window resisting urge to open top opened a plug [​IMG]
     

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