Had a rough day with sick kiddos. Lots of high temps, snot noses and grouchiness all around. Thank goodness the spouse took the kids for a drive so I could wind down and not go crazy. The eggs are looking good, though the brinsea was a little cool when I checked it (at 99.5 instead of 100) which is probably because we were all hot hot hot from fever and turned the house temp down. Gah! I need a magic wand to prestidigitate the house!
So sorry for the kiddos I pray they are better by morning I am not sure whats up, but my kids have been driving me insane lately and its not being sick trust me! ughhh
I have never used a Brinsea but all incubators vary in temp. The thermostats I use have a min of 0.3C between the temp it powers off at until the temp it powers on at.
There is also no heat source that I hav available that does not stay hot a few seconds longer so My bator, set at 38.1 will initiate heating at 37.8 but the temp will first drop to 37.5 before climbing to 38.1 where the power gets cut. The temp then climbs to 38.4 or so.and begins to drift down to start the cycle again
The egg temp is the important thing. I will put a water wiggler with a probe inside in the bator at several levels to check the egg temps.
btw: if you can tell the difference between 99.5 and 100 by touch, you are very unusual.
just for fun, try this http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/experiments/exp/a-hot-illusion-investigating-temperature-sensation-and-adaptation/
I remember do that in elementary school now that you posted that!
The convo and picture sharing of the white spotted chicks is quite perfect in the case if one of the little almost 8 week old chicks we have that has so far survived the cocci outbreak that claimed three of her(hoping her?) siblings. She is a 50% English black/lavender split Orpington over a white mixed mother that lays light pink eggs. Mother may have some Leghorn. Curiously since her last nolt that she just finished I've been told the hen has one half black or dark blue feather.
This is Jasmine at a week old:
This is Jasmine a little less than a week ago(a day or two before the cocci struck)(I would appreciate any other ideas anyone has whether agreeing or disagreeing about his/her gender) :
growing fast! Everyone is doing better I pray?