Incubating and Hatching

What is the time frame of storing hatching eggs?

What is the longest time I can store my eggs before I set them in the incubator? Your eggs can be stored up to 7 days and will not significantly affect the hatching, but after14 days it may most definitely decr...

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Guide to Incubating and Hatching Chicken Eggs

Guide to Incubating and Hatching Chicken Eggs Hatching your own fertile chicken eggs can be a rewarding and educational experience. This guide will help ensure that you are prepared and informed prior to the ...

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Is there a proper way to place eggs in the incubator?

Yes! Eggs should be set blunt end up (pointed end down) to maximize hatchability and your eggs should not touch each other. *Please note: above all follow your incubator model recommendation/instructions.

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Should I candle my eggs?

Egg candling early on is a good idea, because it helps you find the rotten eggs and remove them so that quality of the other eggs do not become contaminated. By day 3 blood vessels can be seen, and by day 7th ...

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Can I set my eggs as soon as I receive my shipment?

We recommend you let them acclimate to room temperature before setting them. Typically, it is recommended that there is a 6-8 hour wait time before placing them in the incubator. If you have stored them in a c...

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What temperature should I set my incubator at?

Keep in mind every incubator is different depending on the air flow in the incubator. A good temperature should be 99.5 but always follow the manufacturers suggestions.

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Egg Information

Be sure to follow your incubator's instructions over any suggestion made here. Incubation Time: Chicks: 21 days, 99.5 (a good hatch humidity reading should be at 60%) Turkeys: 28 days 99.5 (stop turning on 25...

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What should the humidity read in the incubator?

A good hatch humidity reading should be 60%, but keep in mind this also depends on the type of incubator you may have.

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Where can I find my incubator's instructions?

You should receive instructions with your incubator. Sometimes life happens and the next time you go to use your incubator, the instructions are no where to be found. You may not be aware but manufacturers unde...

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Incubator Instruction Manual Links

Chickabator Mini Eco Incubator Mini Advanced Incubator Octagon 20 Eco Incubator with Autoturn Cradle Octagon 40 Eco Incubator with Autoturn Cradle Genesis Hova-Bator Incubator (Model 1588) Hova-Bator Incu...

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