Hello everyone. .iI use wanted to say it's really hard to keep up with this thread. . Good fun though..
My chicks are due on 18th..
Hatching Delawares and barred rocks.. having a hard time not counting them before the hatch.
I've been talking to them.. I call them all girls. hope it doesn't give the roosters a complex..
so far the incubator running good.. noticed 2 spikes of 102. Sometime during night..Recorded on the thermometer. When I checked it temp was back to normal... anyway that's my update..good luck to everyone on their hatches..
thats not too high, they will be fine if your calibrated correctly. I hope not too!
UMM....Ummm.. no???. They are already shipped out so this is amazing information for my next order.
Actually, I also need to add that ordered a dozen speckled Sussex but I forgot I had put a bid on eBay for a couple days ago. So that means I have almost 40 eggs headed my way. I haven't told my husband about that mistake yet.
ha ha ha addicted much!!!
click back before you @ them and then you can type after it
good thinking!! use it!!
thats mine and I have serama to set soon too! fertility check
Thanks, Sally! I read a long thread on the Incuveiw just the other day, but can't seem to find it now. Most people that tried it were thrilled with it. The main issue was capacity, but other than that, it appears to be holding very steady temp and humidity. It's been "breaking in" for about 4 hours now, and the temp hasn't fluctuated over 1 degree F, even with my wife heating and steaming up the house while cooking supper. I'm getting quite higher readings on temp and humidity with the IncuTherm that I purchased with the bator. 2.0F - 2.2F higher than the thermometer on the lid, and humidity on the IncuTherm shows 67%, the gauge on the lid is just 2/3 of the "incubation range". A traditional thermometer set at egg-top height is reading 98F. Maybe I'm just overthinking everything, but I want everything to be as perfect as possible before setting those first eggs. I removed the lid this evening to pour the water out of the outer ring and try the middle ring to see if I could drop the humidity a bit, and when I went to replace the lid, the unit shut off. I started checking connections, and when I'd move the transformer a certain way, it would lose power. Sounds like a faulty connection, even though the unit would turn back on after a few seconds. I don't think transformers have tip-over safety switches, so I'll be giving Incubator Warehouse a call in the morning, The last thing I need is to lose power to the unit during the middle of incubation...
hmmm I have no clue on that lid, I would check that forum or send a email/call like you said
Hatching Eggs 101 - BackYard Chickens Community try cailibrating the thermometer hygro /see temp section in that article I posted see if it helps, I use at least three thermo/hygros one isnt in the image above, but you will see more images in that article
Edited by Sally Sunshine - 11/10/15 at 5:18pm