I had 5 that were due today (got 2), and 5 due tomorrow, (some look like they will be on time) I think I may be a day off from my power outages(24hrs or so total) I hear them peeping, I see movment... Boo! I will be patent, so maybe all of this batch by Wed. and hopefully last 3 will be Sat, or Sun. summer hatches are better just not adding the cold factor.
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A very good book. It's full of very useful information, pictures, and tips. I'd recommend it.
I think this waterer is great. It only holds 2 gallons of water so if you're a younger, older or out of shape it's not too much work to carry from the hose to the coop. It's it's very easy to fill...
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INCUBATING w/FRIENDS! come HATCH, LEARN, & Chat! w/hosts, Sally Sunshine & BantyChooks - Page 206post #2052 of 15763111/16/15 at 3:37pm
Very cool idea, I'm just not sure how it regulates how much water gets pumped in. The actual Brinsea goes by the humidity reading on the bator and knows when to send water. And it only sends a few drops at a time. But definitely an idea worth exploring.
Sally - you asked how many bators I have. I started with a Janoel Chinese knockoff. Next to my last batch, the temp sensor seemed to be going out. Had to keep a heat lamp over top the thing for the final 3 days to maintain temp. So I found a used Brinsea 20 advance with pump on CL. May use the old Chinese for hatching if I ever stagger set.Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, lavender orpingtons, bantam orpingtons (chocolate, black, mauve, splash), bantam cochins, old english bantams (silver duckwing and self blue), and Seramas!Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, lavender orpingtons, bantam orpingtons (chocolate, black, mauve, splash), bantam cochins, old english bantams (silver duckwing and self blue), and Seramas!post #2053 of 15763111/16/15 at 3:38pm
Sally Sunshine has done an amazing job combining a wealth of information together in the first posts. Hatching 101 answers A LOT of your questions and you can refer to all of those articles to get immediate answers.
I personally think she has more patience and generosity of her time and knowledge than I could ever hope to have 😜 and I am sure she will answer your questions as soon as possible without the rather rude demands for attention.post #2054 of 15763111/16/15 at 3:52pmThread Starter
Flow control valve!! thats what they are called took me that long to remember it!!post #2055 of 15763111/16/15 at 4:02pmThread Starter
remember the 2nd post on this thread! and the http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101Quote:
DAY 18 & LOCKDOWN!
Candle day 18 is to determine growth, weigh, pencil mark air cell size and dispose bad eggs. It will look pretty dark and FULL in there! You may or may not see movement on this candle. Its ok if not, don’t panic! The chick may easily be resting! See how that air cell is beginning to dip more to one side and if you lay the egg down it will roll into the hatching position. I set my eggs with lowest dip in the aircell up. This position for hatching is good so the chick is able to turn into position and I can easily see my pips too! Day 18 laying horizontal for actual hatching helps a chick hatch 1-2 hours earlier. I lay my eggs down LOWEST DIP of the AIRCELL UP! This is the normal and most likely hatching position and the chick will break through or Internally pip and externally pip in that probable area. See the image below with the x, x being lowest dip in air cell and probably pip area/s.
Stop turning, Remove Turner and Raise Humidity to 65% to 70%
depending on what your air cells may still need.
NOTE: It is now known that the different embryos communicate with each other by a series of clicking sounds,
the rate of clicking being the important feature. Ensuring the eggs on the hatching trays are in contact with each other facilitates the synchronization of hatching where the eggs are incubated in a modern machine. This assists in reducing the time between when the first and last chicks hatch.
After Day 18 candle you will “LOCK DOWN” your eggs. Lower the temperature see suggest temps below and increase the humidity the last three days. STOP turning and the incubator stays closed, for the next three days while the chicks hatch! If you’re having a hard time with humidity it is OK to open quickly to boost, add warm water or increase the size of the pan or add a wet sponge.NEVER ADJUST HUMIDITY BY cutting back airflow. VENTILATION is EXTREMELY important at this stage!
Researchers have found that lowering temperatures will prolong incubation,
HOWEVER it is favourable to do so at the end of incubation.
Day 19 & 20 Temp Min 98.0 Max 98.5
Day 21 Temp Min 97 Max 98.0
for more information please refer here:
Serama, Day 19 Draw down, very close internal pipping
another Serama Day 19 drawn down and very close to internal pip if its not already pipped
NOTABLE LINKS, DISCUSSION W/LINKS PICS/INFO:
REQUEST HOW TO GET SHIPPED EGGS PEOPLE post #1050
CHOOSING an INCUBATOR post #1901
Humidity is NOT a set number! Its a tool to get the correct weight loss in the egg! see Hatching Eggs 101
TEMPS TEMPS TEMPS see post #1201
Incubators with fans and without fans need to run at DIFFERENT TEMPS! read temp section here: Hatching Eggs 101
SHIPPED EGGS = CHANGE OF PLANS! Hatching Eggs 101
HOW TO CANDLE EGGS http://www.brinsea.com/brochures/EggCandling.pdf
Clears at CANDLE are not always infertile! post #1825
HAVE A PLAN IN CASE YOU LOOSE ELECTRIC ITS THE SEASON! see post #522
DRAW DOWN / internal pip of chick see: post #975
HOW TO QUOTE AND MULTI QUOTE: post #528
WHY YOU SHOULD CALIBRATE and link to HOW: post #545 also see calibration in Hatching Eggs 101 TEMPS SECTION
WHY lay your eggs down horizontal to hatch and how to mark eggs for hatching: BOTTOM OF post #583
Ovation Overview SEE : Ovation points by clicking on the “thumbs up” http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/699980/announcing-the-new-byc-reputation-system-ovations
VIP BYC member interviews http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/905602/introducing-vip-member-interviewsLink to HERBS From hippiestink for nest boxes http://fresheggsdaily.com/2012/07/benefits-of-herbs.html
INFO on What colors to Distract Chicks from Pecking and help laying in nest boxes SEE post #932
The influence of high altitude on the hatching of chicken eggs. post #995
HOW to keep typing after you @ someone! see: post #1088
ROOSTING issues talk of nest boxes need to be lower! see starting post #939
Quail incubating see this thread http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/732651/first-time-incubating
The Genius of Birds - Embryonic development https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ah-gT0hTto
HOW to POST PICs from a CELL PHONE / AP or browser see starting at post #1208
WEIRD discussion about good diviners, or water witches starts about post #1253
COCCI post and links TREATMENT CHICKS its all over! see post #1408
Chick Pro and Pre Biotic vit cheap! I swear by them! 1st & 2 wks then ACV see post #1409
Chicken Clucking playlist for incubation by Venymae link is Here Chicken Clucking Playlist
POOP ALL About CHICKEN POOP sometimes it is runny clear a must read! post #1462
KEEPING MOLD and BACTERIAL from growing in water WELLS during incubation post #1644
Blue Genes? Lavender? Chicken Genetics Made (almost) Simple post #1804 post #1806
What Went Wrong During Incubation could it be the flock? or Incubation? post #1825
WHAT is a INTERNAL EXTERNAL PIP AND A ZIP? post #975
HOMEMADE MOLT LOAF post #1894
Momma Hen Booted egg out of nest, SAVE The chick Video Assist A THANK you video from Maxine post #1864
Edited by Sally Sunshine - 11/21/15 at 7:24ampost #2056 of 15763111/16/15 at 4:03pmOmg, I just got the ok from my dear hubby to set some eggs tomorrow
(ok, so its gonna cost me a new pistol for him, but I can deal with that)Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, lavender orpingtons, bantam orpingtons (chocolate, black, mauve, splash), bantam cochins, old english bantams (silver duckwing and self blue), and Seramas!post #2057 of 15763111/16/15 at 4:03pmThread Starter
I think you tube fixed those issues can you watch them in that post?post #2058 of 15763111/16/15 at 4:04pmThread StarterQuote:post #2059 of 15763111/16/15 at 4:11pmpost #2060 of 15763111/16/15 at 4:16pm
SigSauer P227 45cal. These are going to be some expensive chicks!
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