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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:30 pm 
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Hi, I did this as a bit of an experiment after reading an old post about hatching eggs in a frypan.

This is the result last night. 3 chics, the other egg I left until today but did not hatch. I still have 2 muscovy eggs in it.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:34 pm 
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congratulations, incubating eggs is a tricky practice at the best of times but its even more delicate when using a fry pan................good luck with the muscovies.

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Wow! What a great result! We pay 100's of $$ on incubators and still dont have such a good hatch rate as that sometimes :) Well done and thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:47 pm 
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I assume you use an electric frypan?


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That is an achievement. Well done!

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 10:00 pm 
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Yes it was an electric frypan (sunbeam). I placed a folded hand towel in the bottom and then a cake cooling rack and placed the eggs on the cake cooler with a small dish of water in the centre.
I put the eggs in the plastic containers yesterday morning when I noticed they had started to hatch.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:08 am 
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I knew there was a reason I shouldn't have thrown out the electric frypan last time i moved ... Oh well, will see if there is one on freecycle ...


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:41 am 
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Thats fantastic! Well done!

Just curious about a couple of things...

What type of thermometer did you use and how closely did the frying pan hold to the right heat over that time?

Also did you use the type of frying pan where you can turn the handle on the lid to open an air vent and if so, did you leave the vent open or closed?

Thanks Rachel :)

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:02 am 
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Hi Rachel, the frypan is one that you move the lid handle to open or close the vent, I left it open the whole time.
I purchased one of those cheap glass thermometre from pet shop $3.95, and sat it on the cake cooler amongst the eggs.
The frypan held a temperature of just under 100 maybe 98-99 the whole time.
When I set the frypan I only turned the knob a small amount not even enough to register the 1st temp setting on the dial.

Hope this helps Alyson

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