Chicken egg incubator digital displaying of temperature, humidity and turning frequency, and the hatch rate more than 98% with zero complications. As your guide, Fusmar would like to help you out and give you a few tips to make your foray into hatching a successful one.
Hatching eggs for the first time can be a bit of an overwhelming experience once you start researching how it all works. Developing embryos are fragile and temperamental. Even just a degree or two off in temperature can have disastrous results. Being within the right range for humidity is equally important. Eggs must be turned multiple times a day as the chick grows.
So here we are. You’re about to embark on your chicken hatching adventure!
Always set all your eggs at the same time. When gathering your eggs in preparation to set them into the egg hatcher, choose ones that are fairly clean and free of cracks. Keep your eggs at room temperature, always wash your hands before and after handling them, and turn them at least once a day. It is not recommended that you wash eggs before incubation because it removes the natural bacteria barrier, the “bloom.”
When adding water into the poultry egg incubator, use very warm water. It takes less time for the incubator to restabilize the temperature and humidity if it doesn’t have to work to heat up the newly added water. Incubating eggs is a process that is riddled with impatience. When day 21 comes – don’t rush the hatch. Do not open the incubator until all the chicks have hatched, or until day 23. Chicks can survive just fine without food or water for the first 3 days of life. They are still absorbing the yolk sack inside them which gives them all the nutrition they need. You might think that a chick needs help hatching or that they are taking too long. Hatching is hard work and baby chicks take breaks for many hours during the process of pipping and zipping. Opening the incubator can compromise the humidity and potentially “shrink wrap” a chick inside an egg, preventing it from being able to hatch. Baby chicks knocking around eggs that are still hatching is fine. Don’t interfere. Don’t rush the hatch.
Please do your research before you even attempt to put shipped eggs into an egg incubator. If you have any questions, please contact us.