Friday, 24 July 2015

INCUBATING EGGS!!!!!

Today we started to Incubate 3 eggs so HOPEFULLY, In about 21 days, we will have little chicks...
Here is some info on incubation!:

PERFECT TEMPERATURE!!! ;) 
  • First off, eggs will normally hatch in around 21 days, sometimes they could hatch a day or 2 early or late.
  • Secondly, eggs need to be placed in the incubator a week or less after being laid.(We put them in a few hours after being laid:)!)
  • An ideal temperature for a hens egg to hatch should be around 37.5 °C but 35.°C to 40.5°C is OK!
  • You NEED to turn the eggs about 3 times a day to prevent the embryo sticking to the inside of the egg shell!
  • DO NOT turn the eggs after the 18th day!
We've 4 chickens of our own, 3 hens and 1 cockerel so the eggs were incubating are from our own hens which in my case makes it even more exiting! Our cockerel is a Light Sussex, one of our hens is a White Leghorn, another one is a Bluebell, and the last one is a Speckeldy so we don't know what we will come out with!


We put the x's on so that we know that
they are all turned!

4 comments:

  1. Thank you Abbiegail. I literally know nothing about how to get eggs to hatch and nor do I know the different types of Hens. Thank you for teaching me something new.
    Good luck with the hatching and look forward to seeing baby chicks.x

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    1. Yeah, I'm looking forward to it too! :D

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  2. I didn't realise it was so much work, turning the eggs 3 times a day until the 18th day.
    Very informative thank you Abbie.
    I can't wait to see the little chicks x

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    1. Yes but luckily i don't have to do it! xD

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