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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Egg Hatching 101: Day 12

The eggs are still developing well and the incubator is chugging along. We're keeping the temperature hovering around 99.6 and the humidity between 40-50%. During this last few days, we'll want to increase the humidity to help with hatching, but for right now, this is right where we want to be according to the Brinsea manual for this incubator.

We add water to the two wells located below the egg tray as needed. I mentioned early in this series that we opted not to buy the expensive humidity gadget because we found that a syringe works just fine in our situation. It allows me to quickly add water between the eggs right into the wells below without moving the tray and disturbing the eggs any more than I have to. It also helps keep me from getting the eggs wet.

The paper towels shoved around the eggs in the photo are to keep the eggs from falling over. You still want them to be pointy-end down, and since this incubator is on an automatic rocker, we want to make sure they are secure.

On Day 12:

  • Ribs are forming
  • Scales are developing on legs

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