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:

  1. Check and eliminate eggs that have been damaged during transit, if possible check with an egg candler, even if a little cracked you should never put them inside the incubator they can explode!
  2. Rest the eggs at room temperature for a few hours
  3. Store or put in the incubator eggs always pointing downwards
  4. Turn the eggs for a minimum of 3 times every 24 hours, several times even better.


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

  1. Stop turning the eggs
  2. Place the eggs for hatching, place them vertically in the appropriate trays.
  3. Set the temperature to 37 degrees, and the humidity between 75% and 80%.

I hope that our recommendations will be useful, we wish you a successful hatch!

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