Wow I didn't realize

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gvntofly05, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first time incubating. I knew the eggs would lose weight during incubation and development but I never realized that I would be able to feel the difference. When I turned them today they just felt so much lighter than they have the past two weeks! This is just so neat!
     
  2. farmin'chick

    farmin'chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great! Check your humidity and make sure to bump it up when you go to lockdown.
     
  3. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You may have just convinced me to weigh my eggs when I incubate. [​IMG]

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  4. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You may have just convinced me to weigh my eggs when I incubate. [​IMG]

    Ed

    I was going to weigh mine before I set them and didn't. Now I really wish I did so I could prove to myself I'm not crazy and I really do feel a difference!
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If you keep them at 35% humidity (between 20% & 40%) for the first 18 days, they will loose the correct amount of weight, giving them room enough (and air) enough to hatch out when you bump it up to 65% at lockdown.
     

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