Thursday, September 20, 2007

Rotating the Eggs



Thankfully, the incubator that we are using does the egg rotations for us. If it didn't automatically rotate them then we would need to do this by hand (can you imagine rotating all those eggs?). If you will look closely at the photos you will see that the trays are rotated in two different positions. They rotate every two hours.

We are still keeping a close eye on the incubator and the boys have been real good to sound the alarm when the humidity level or temperature gets too low (or high). We are incubating between 100.3 and 100.6 (the eggs maintain the average temperature instead of constantly changing), and we are trying to keep the humidity between 40 and 45%.

Today marked the 5th day of incubation so in 15 more days we will transfer the eggs to the hatcher (we still have to pick it up and clean it out).

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