Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. The post office called this morning & my Sebastopol eggs are being delivered today!
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]:woot

    I've had my incubator running for two days now...trying to get it right....unfortunately, it's an LG (still air).

    So now I'm trying to decide--do I move my Cochin & Brahma eggs into the LG & put my Sebastopol eggs in the hovabator (turbo fan??)

    OR do I leave them the way they are--and risk the iffy temps & weird flucations with my 'spensive geese eggs? [​IMG]

    Also, currently my humidity in the LG is 84%, is that alright?

    I just hope these hatch!!!!
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  2. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    if it's any help, I think goose eggs are very sturdy and forgiving. In the wild they get more cooling off etc... My Sebastopols Zeena and Zander who are 10 mo. old have 6 eggs right now! We are hoping they will have luck hatching any of them.
  3. banter

    banter Songster

    Mar 3, 2008
    Raymond Maine
    Keep the humidity up!
  4. Thank you!

    Right now it's at 84% is that okay? Too high? Too low??
  5. johnsmb

    johnsmb In the Brooder

    Feb 16, 2007
    Cathlamet, WA
    Hi - I have 4 sebastopol eggs in my incubator. They are on day 7, and I have 3 with veins and doing well. I'll give the 4th one a few more days, but it doesn't seem to be doing anything.

    Did you get your eggs from a breeder in WA? Maybe our eggs are related [​IMG]

    I am totally new at incubating - but I had heard that the humidity should be 60 to 65% for the first 25 days and then up it to 75 to 80% for the last few days. I also mist the eggs once a day with a spray bottle.

    And, if it were me, I would put the expensive sebastopols in the more reliable incubator.....

    Good luck!
  6. Thank you! I now have it at 71%--I'm hoping it will get down a little lower before I put them in.

    Nope, mine came from NE...so we'll see if they hatch! [​IMG]

    The nice thing is that I only ordered/paid for two--and I got FIVE! [​IMG]

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