Originally Posted by Cynthia12
This looks fun! Hmm, just may have to find me some eggs. Barn yard mixes will do. :p
I have some chicks coming as a replacement of some beautiful eggs that didn't do well during the last EHAL. Wow, what a great person to keep offering, he felt so bad the eggs took a while, then when they got here, there were problems with a few..only had 2 hatch. So, I took him up on it. Getting some Nice pullet Marans chicks when they hatch in a couple of weeks! I love BYC folks..most are just incredibly kind.
Sally, are there going to be contests on this HAL? If so, I would like to offer a gift for a winner. :)
Oh Cynth! I will hatch mixes too I think. That is wonderful, and with chicks!
Yes we are going to do a kids face painting contest and if you have any ideas or would like to run one let me know! I just need to make sure the rules are written BYC style! and thats a copy paste from another contest LOL
your awesome and kind did I mention that lately! I really did miss you, it was fantastic getting to know you on that HAL the other year!
Originally Posted by CGilbert
I suggest to go pick up a cheap one at Walmart or any drug store. The cheap mercury type ones will work just fine. Or whatever's cheapest. It helps to double check and verify. It'll alert you when one is reading wrong. With a still air incubator, temps can fluctuate up to about 5 degrees (Fahrenheit). With circulated air, I've found them to only fluctuate up to a half degree (f).
ditto! and putting extra heat sinks in the bator may help hold heat better if you dont have many in it! jars of water or even ziplocks with water! I am sure others have more ideas too! My styro bator was horrible with adjustments in temp at the dial and flux in room temp, so this may help a bit!
Originally Posted by Penny Hen
OK now I am tempted to hatch. I ran into a guy at the Tennessee State Fair in Nashville (because there is a State Fair in Knoxville too). He has the most beautiful Bantam Barred Rocks. They had some fine Old English there but his Rocks were just stunning. I talked to him and got his name and number so I could get eggs from him later. I really need to wait to spring but.........
Penny Hen! welcome! how are you? I am a sucker for a pretty BR! Welcome welcome!!
Originally Posted by youngchooklover
I don't have a flash light small enough.
do you have a cell phone, or you could make a candler, I have to run to the doc but I am sure someone can help you with a link to a homemade light candler..... I will check back in after my doc to see if you got hooked up!