Incubating some eggs?

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Re: Incubating some eggs?

Postby slick4591 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:30 am

Good try. Like you said earlier the success rate is pretty low, but I figure you gotta try something.
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Re: Incubating some eggs?

Postby M-5 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:46 am

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M-5 wrote:make sure you sterilize really good before next setting of eggs


Stupid me put a few eggs in Monday.


You need to scrap that batch and start over. Im still trying to find a copy of the instructions I had , I always had a good hatch when following them
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Re: Incubating some eggs?

Postby M-5 » Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:50 am

found it , print these instruction and follow to the letter

http://www.gqfmfg.com/PDF/circ%20instructions.pdf
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Re: Incubating some eggs?

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:32 pm

Well I just learned more about hatching chicken eggs than I ever figured possible when I signed on here years ago.
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Re: Incubating some eggs?

Postby Bigfoot » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:54 pm

M-5 wrote:found it , print these instruction and follow to the letter

http://www.gqfmfg.com/PDF/circ%20instructions.pdf

Thanks a million.
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Re: Incubating some eggs?

Postby Bigfoot » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:51 pm

3 live chickens today, out of 48 eggs. 6.25% success rate. Glad my cattle operation isn't going so poorly.

I printed the booklet, I'll study that before the next time. I'm going to get a way to measure humidity, and a new thermometer. Maybe that'll help.

That was my youngest little project. We have a small animal auction here about 6 times a year. A trio usually brings about $25. I've always wondered why they brought so much. I see now, it's no small feet to hatch some chickens, and get them up to layin size.
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Re: Incubating some eggs?

Postby M-5 » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:59 pm

Bigfoot wrote:3 live chickens today, out of 48 eggs. 6.25% success rate. Glad my cattle operation isn't going so poorly.

I printed the booklet, I'll study that before the next time. I'm going to get a way to measure humidity, and a new thermometer. Maybe that'll help.

That was my youngest little project. We have a small animal auction here about 6 times a year. A trio usually brings about $25. I've always wondered why they brought so much. I see now, it's no small feet to hatch some chickens, and get them up to layin size.


Once you get it down its not bad , I had a turner in mine so all I did was check the water levels every few days and monitor the temps.
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Re: Incubating some eggs?

Postby TennesseeTuxedo » Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:30 pm

We now know why one should never count his chicks before they hatch.
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Re: Incubating some eggs?

Postby dun » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:34 pm

Get or make a wet bulb thermometer. You should be able to find on the net a conversion for wet bulb humidty temperature to humidity.
Splurging the 5 or 10 bucks that a book on incubating eggs would be a good investment also
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Re: Incubating some eggs?

Postby holm25 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 12:27 am

How are your babies doing Bigfoot?
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Re: Incubating some eggs?

Postby Bigfoot » Sat Mar 11, 2017 7:25 am

holm25 wrote:How are your babies doing Bigfoot?


Doing good. Pretty well feather d out now. I weakened, and bought some chicks at Tsc about a week ago. Seemed like the fastest and easiest way to grow my herd :D
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Re: Incubating some eggs?

Postby slick4591 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:17 am

Glad to know they are doing good, BF. This is what's happening at my house this morning.

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Re: Incubating some eggs?

Postby frieghttrain » Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:08 pm

slick4591 wrote:Glad to know they are doing good, BF. This is what's happening at my house this morning.

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What breed slick?
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Re: Incubating some eggs?

Postby slick4591 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:19 pm

White Wyandottes. Ended up with 21 out of 22 viable eggs.
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Re: Incubating some eggs?

Postby Bigfoot » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:11 pm

slick4591 wrote:Glad to know they are doing good, BF. This is what's happening at my house this morning.

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Good hatch rate.
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