Saturday, January 10, 2015

Fourth Incubation Begins

My specialty pullets began laying the first of January and it has been cold since the 1st.  Temperature's barely rising above 32 degree's during the day and plummeting into the teen's of a night.  While home I've attempted to gather the eggs every couple of hours during this time.  However, several of the eggs felt cold and I wonder if I have a few eggs too chilled for incubation.
I guess I'll know in 21 days whether they were too cold.

Poultry breeds in the incubator are:  Black Breasted Red OEG, Schubert Line Black Phoenix, SL Black Phoenix/Red Phoenix Pullet, Blue Sumatra, Gold Phoenix, Lavender Orpington, Red Phoenix, Speckled Sussex, White Phoenix.
Nice selection of new pullet eggs.
I adjusted the thermostat on the Janoel8 to read 99.5 degrees with my newest thermometer.  The last hatch occurred on the 21st and 22nd day.  I raised the thermometer a couple of tenths from the last setting and hopefully this will give me a hatch on the 21st day.

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