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What have I done???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by imaleomom, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. imaleomom

    imaleomom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just brought home 11 eggs and an incubator. Why??

    I clearly was not thinking straight. I don't know what I'm doing.

    Can anyone point me to a newbie guide to incubating eggs??
     
  2. chickbea

    chickbea Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2007
    Vermont
    At the very top of this page, click on "Learning Center". It has all the basic info!
     
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Quote:Not that I know personally, but it is worse than any drug you could have tried!! You will either hate it or love it!! (most times you will probably be wanting to rip your hair out [​IMG] ) Good luck!
     
  4. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Georgia
    One of the "Most" frustrating experiences i have ever had [​IMG]
     
  5. Crazy_For_Chickens

    Crazy_For_Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will have to wait 21 days before they hatch. There are two basic types of incubator that I am going to talk about still-air and forced-air. forced-air has a fan and still-air doesn't. The forced-air incubator's temp. should be 99.5 degrees F and the still-air should be about 102 degrees F, but different incubator types have different degrees. The humidity should be around 86 degrees F on your hygrometer(if you have one) for forced-air and for still-air it should be about 60 percent. But on the last three days raise the humidity up to 91 degrees or 70 percent. You will have to turn the eggs three times a day like when you get up in the morning when you get home from work and then when you go to bed you also might want to put an X on one side and O on the other so you know which side to flip next. You should also candle your eggs. You can do this every day because eggs need a cooling period about 15-30 min. a day. When you want to raise the humidity more then you should sprinkle warm drops of water over the eggs.

    If you need more info just go to the learning center.
    I hope this is what you needed to hear.
    CFC
     
  6. Feathered Wings

    Feathered Wings Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Georgia
    [​IMG] Thank You for this I'm going to print this out and maybe my next time incubateing won't be so frustrating [​IMG]
     
  7. imaleomom

    imaleomom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far so good. Learning as we go!!
     
  8. mikarod

    mikarod Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2008
    Oklahoma
    Quote:I'm sorry. But why...on EARTH would eggs need a cooling period?
     

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