Thursday, April 5, 2012

Eggs and Incubating

The temperature for chicken and duck eggs is 99.5F.  The Incubator is staying right around there after almost 3 days of adjusting it. I put them all in on March 30.
 There are 14 Blue Swedish/Khaki Campbell duck eggs, and 17 Ameraucana/Black Australorp chicken eggs.
When the temperature was still really wonky because too much heat was escaping we put a blanket around it and it went up to 105F in just a few minutes.
 The Incubator is now steady and going.
Duck eggs take 28 days to hatch and Chicken eggs take 21.

In case we don't get a good turn out I am already saving Chicken eggs for the next batch!

My sister made a chart for the Incubator. Thanks Tayet!

Linking up with:
Nancy and Lisa for Rural Thursday.
Camera Critters.
Katherine for Thursday Favorite Things.
Deb for Farmgirl Friday.
Tayet for Forever Farmgirl's Friday.


Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

We have an incubator, but haven't tried incubating eggs in it yet.

Yolanda Ronaldo said...

We haven't used this one in years because the motor broke, but my dad and I just fixed the whole thing!

Madge Bloom said...

Can't wait to see those babies...!

Anonymous said...

I hope you have good luck with them hatching. The baby birds are so cute!

Yolanda Ronaldo said...

Me either! I love baby chicks.

Yolanda Ronaldo said...

I hope I do too. They are very cute ;) Thanks for visiting!

Beth said...

oh, so cool. my friend Marty... she & her husband did the same thing recently. it was such a learning experience for me. i love it. wish you well with that project. (:

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Isn't this exciting! I bet you are just so excited! I have never tried this, but have thought about it!
linked w/Katherine's Corner

Yolanda Ronaldo said...

Thanks so much Beth ;)

Yolanda Ronaldo said...

Yes I am really excited! You should definitely try it out Susie ;)

Katherines Corner said...

Thank you for your bloggy friendship and for participating in the hop. xo

Yolanda Ronaldo said...

I love linking up Katherine ;) Thanks for hosting!

Jenny said...

This is so cool. What a neat sister you have, too!