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Hi Guys, Made an incubator for my chicken eggs,but can't find what temp to set it to, been through the archives,can't find chickens any where. Although I remember reading about them,can anyone help? Thanks.

-- Daryll (, June 24, 1999



I don't know if the thread is very helpful, but here's a recent one on the subject:

-- Linkmeister (, June 24, 1999.


Also try this link:

-- Linkmeister (, June 24, 1999.

Chips and chickens?

-- Linkmeister (, June 24, 1999.

This commercial website of Murray McMurray Hatchery contains a lot of information about chickens. Also books you can purchase. They are very nice to deal with.

-- Mommacares (, June 24, 1999.

It will be okay - regardless of whether you set it too high, too low, or just right.

Too low => you get frozen chicken and frozen chicken wings. 'Tis okay, they'll stay edible longer that way until you're ready to eat them. Down side? The chickens you freeze will be a little bit smaller than expected.

Too high => you get more french-fried chicken and scrambled eggs earlier than you expected. Down side? This process will only work once, and requires all large amount of power. (Too, burnt feathers are strongly not recommended for eating.)

Just right => more chickens and eggs later. Down side? You will have more drivers for your chicken tractors than you really need, and none of them will help you pullet.

-- Robert A. Cook, PE (Kennesaw, GA) (, June 24, 1999.

Thanks you all,This learning to be a farmer is a lot harder than I thought when I moved here a year ago. Like my ole lady says "y2k hell we are living it now" ,thanks again :>), Daryll

-- Daryll (, June 24, 1999.


Try to keep temp at 99-100 degrees F. Any hotter, hatch quicker but not healthy, lower = slower hatch, chicks don't thrive. Humidity (go to the local hardware/Walmart and get a cheap (under $10) hygrometer (?) because too much will drown the developing embryo and too little will dry it out and make it also have a hard time hatching. I think about 60-70% is good until 3-4 days before hatch should be 80%+. I will send you some helpful links. Good luck!

-- Kristi (, June 24, 1999.

If I remember correctly it's 101 degrees for 21 days, rolling ( turning ) the eggs once a day, my memory has been and still is good, so, bank on the 101, LOL, Shot

-- Charles Tomberlin (, June 24, 1999.

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