What do i do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nicola, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    ACT
    When do i turn them ?
    how do the eggs sit in the incubator(on their sides, vertical??)?
    what temp?
    humidity?
    when do i stop turning them?
    when do i stop opening the lid?
    how many vetilation holes?
    what kind of bulb to use?
    etc,etc beginner stuff cause im making an incubator from scratch and have never hatched chickens B4 [​IMG] im planning on hatching some pekin bantams and possibly some standard chickens havent made my mind on which breeds!

    *edit*
    *What do i feed them after they hatch starter crumble???*
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2009
  2. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

    Feb 23, 2009
    ACT
    waht do i feed then

    starter crumble???
     
  4. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    turn them 3 times a day.
    they can sit on their sides.
    99.5 is perfect but 100 is still good.
    40-50 % for day 1-18 and 60-70 on days 19-24.
    stop turning by day 19.
    DON'T open the lid on days 19-22.
    2 holes.
    idk the rest.

    hope that helps and happy hatching!
     
  5. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    Quote:yes. starter. then at 6 weeks old gradully switch to finisher.
    make sure the brooder is 95 for the chicks. [​IMG]
     

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