First of all we recommend an incubator that is able to maintain a constant temperature and humidity, placed in a room that does not suffer from too many changes in temperature and out of direct sunlight.
An incubator with automatic humidity and an automatic turner can make the job much more manageable and less error prone. Do not entrust your precious eggs and your health by using incubators fitted with light bulbs or low-cost incubators.
A cleaned and disinfected incubator (with a mild incubator disinfectant) and clean hands for when you touch the eggs. Make sure the incubator works perfectly, run it for at least 24 hours before putting the eggs in it.
Warning Never wash eggs under the tap!
Dirty eggs may be cleaned with a mild disinfectant solution especially formulated to clean eggs and incubators.
During the first 3 days of incubation, avoid opening the incubator, open it only for short periods only when neccessary like filling the water reservoirs.
Too many checks of the eggs may have more negative than positive effects.
When you receive the eggs:
For the first 18 days of Incubation, the optimum temperature for chicken eggs is 37.5 / 37.8 degrees, the humidity should be between 45% and 52%.
We recommended candling after 10 days to remove any eggs which where not fertilised.
After 18 days
I hope that our recommendations will be useful, we wish you a successful hatch!