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post #31 of 39
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the drawers are 1.5" from the back

 

EDIT:  they are about 0.25" from the front glass, the vent holes in the bottom are below the bottom drawer and they still have good air exchange.


Edited by JetCat - 1/24/16 at 8:01pm
post #32 of 39

Thanks, It appears farther away in the pic. 

post #33 of 39
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Originally Posted by stryker View Post
 

Thanks, It appears farther away in the pic. 


the trays are on full extension drawer slides and those slides are on adjustable cradles, if you're looking at the pics in the first post i did away with the false back on a  suggested by HatchCraft. 

post #34 of 39

Looks really good. Judging by the photos, It hold a lot of eggs. The active humidity control is a nice addition. Sorry if my design input caused you any grief.

post #35 of 39
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Looks really good. Judging by the photos, It hold a lot of eggs. The active humidity control is a nice addition. Sorry if my design input caused you any grief.

 

i appreciate all your input so no grief here!!!   there's right at 150 extra large to jumbo size eggs in it now with a little wiggle room so i'll base my staggered sets off that quantity.  gotta get an accurate quail egg count but it should be close to 500, i can fit 250ish in the hatching tray of the 1502, each egg tray holds 124 eggs and i can set 4 trays (two double stacked) per shelf in the newer model (only single stacked in the older), that should work out about perfect i hope!!

post #36 of 39

How did the hatch go:pop  

post #37 of 39
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Hey, sorry for the lack of update. Had a family emergency come up Wednesday morning so I've been making trips back forth out of state but the hatch went great.

I think there were 11 eggs that hadn't pipped as of this morning, two late bloomers had hatched out this morning and one died half out of the shell yesterday afternoon (smothered by other chicks I think). My 4x4 foot brooder looks like a hill of ants with chicks running around everywhere. I'll get more pictures later when I'm back home. This was just when I'd taken the first wave of dried chicks out to save the crowding.

edit. Sorry posted wrong pic!!


Edited by JetCat - 1/29/16 at 10:29am
post #38 of 39

That is AWSOME!!!!:weee Congratulations on the hatch!!

post #39 of 39
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That is AWSOME!!!!:weee Congratulations on the hatch!!

 

Thanks, the two that hatched this morning were all fluffed up when i got back just now, a few others have pipped and are cherping so i'm not gonna toss them out just yet.  i think the count is 126 chicks.

 

 

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