Taking the time to research the features that your next chicken egg incubator might have available to help make hatching your chicks a little easier on you will pay off in the end. Chicken eggs normally hatch in about 21 days and the simplest models will not help you turn your eggs which will be necessary for the first 18 days. You will want to make sure you choose a model that offers humidity control as well as adjustable heat settings as both of these factors will be important. There are other features offered that will help make your hatching experience successful as well.
Your first incubator should be purchased and set up at the proper temperature at least 24 hours before adding eggs. Your temperature settings should be right around 99.5 degrees for any incubator models that work with a fan to keep the air inside the incubator moving. The simplest models will not even have a fan and you will want to measure the top of the eggs themselves which should be right around 101.5 degrees. Setting up your chicken egg incubator for at least 24 hours in advance will help you make sure that it is keeping a steady temperature.
You may also want a model that offers some form of humidity control as well. Humidity levels should be right around 60% for the first 18 days which coincides with the time they should be turned twice a day. The last three or four days before the eggs hatch they will not need to be turned and the humidity should be brought up to around 80% or so. You can use hygrometer to help you read the humidity levels in your incubator and keeping the temperature and humidity levels correct will help you hatch your new chicks on schedule and without any health issues.
There are chicken egg incubators that will automatically turn your eggs for you. This can help save a lot of time and make sure you don’t forget along the way. You can even program some of them to stop after the first 18 days which means you will need to keep some reminder to check on them if your incubator is not kept in your site. It is still good idea to take a look at your settings on a regular basis as spikes in temperature may kill your eggs. The most expensive incubators may still fluctuate at times and there is always the chance that you may have a faulty product.
Beginners may benefit from using a simple incubator to start with so they can learn what features to look for in their next incubator. It is also a good idea to make sure that you are going to keep hatching chicks before spending money on an incubator that you may not even use in the future. There are many models available and the amount of chicks you plan on hatching at once will help you choose one that has the dimensions needed to hold the amount of eggs it will be required to. Whatever model of chicken egg incubator you choose it will be a good idea to make sure you understand the basics needed to hatch healthy chicks before even attempting to set it up.
Actor/Comedian KEVIN FARLEY Friday April 28 @ Salvatore’s Lawrence
We're excited to be bringing actor/comedian KEVIN FARLEY back to Boston on Friday April 28th at Salvatore's Riverwalk in Lawrence. Kevin has been busy touring the country doing standup, as well as television roles in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Still the King on CMT, and Superstore on NBC. He is also has five movies currently in post production in 2017. But we're lucky enough to have Kevin here for a great night of laughs with Carolyn Plummer, Mike Koutrobis, Tumblin Jack Walsh and more. PLUS, after the show we have live music by The Buckley Brothers! This is a night you don't want to miss!!! We have two separate ticket packages: Package 1: Dinner, Comedy & Music Package with premium reserved show seating – Includes Salvatore's famous Italian buffet, comedy show and live music all for ONLY $60 per person (Enjoy an all you can eat buffet in Salvatore's Caesar Room from 6:30 to 8:00 with warm rolls and butter, garden salad, hand carved roast turkey with homeade gravy and cranberry sauce, pasta station sauteed to order with your choice of sauce, chicken, sausage and a vareity of fresh vegetables, assorted desserts and cash bar) Package 2: Comedy & Music Only – Includes admission to comedy show and live music by The Buckley Brothers after the show for ONLY $35 per person ( Piazza Room Entry A with cash bar available during the show. Food with NOT be avaliable during the show. Buffet begins at 6:30 ~ doors open to comedy show at 7:30 ~ 8:30 comedy ~ 10:00 The Buckley Brothers Restaurant is also taking dinner reservations at 978-291-0220 EXT 1