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Enough is enough I can't wait any longer. I'm a longoing time lurker / borderline stalker. Been watching for a few months since before chicken hawks previous set (what ever happened with the two last eggs). After reading all you have to say I can't wait to join in the hatching fun I've aquired a smaller display glass front mini fridge and plan to turn it into a incubator.I'll take pictures along the way as well my goal is to be ready to hatch along for easter. I started with chickens last sep/Oct when egg prices here rose to 5$ a doz. I've always wanted chickens anyway but this was a perfect excuse to get some. I started out knowing nothing buying 6 production reds which I thought were rir's from the swap meet. 1 died over night and 3 more over the course of a few months from my dog breaking into the run. Was left with 2 thanks God chicken math kicked in and got 8 chicks in Oct from a feed store. Built another bigger stronger coop and that's where I am at now. Sorry for the long introduction an any spelling or gramatical errors I'm on mobile mostly.

Welcome to BYC!

-Kathy
Gilroy, CA
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Thanks, whites. Don't see any need to sugarcoat anything! I think people need to know what they're diving into!!! That's how I roll.... welcome-byc.gif

Not that they could ever know before they're hooked on the place....then it's too late   :P

3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

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Out of 42 eggs....19 are fertile. Not a single EE egg was fertile. Blue is mounting but not fertilizing yet. Oh well, 19 of 20 BCM eggs look great smile.png
Wow, Bj... don't know wheter to congratulate or console you. At least you know Blue will eventually get there. Congrats on your BCM eggs... and sorry about your EE's.

Jack of all trades... master of none. I know a little about everything... and a lot about nothing. I is what I are...

 

3 Production Reds - 1 Red Sexlink - 1 Brown Leghorn - 7 Barred Plymouth Rocks - 12 Standard Single Comb Rhode Island Reds - and - 1 Standard Rose Comb Rhode Island Red

Jack of all trades... master of none. I know a little about everything... and a lot about nothing. I is what I are...

 

3 Production Reds - 1 Red Sexlink - 1 Brown Leghorn - 7 Barred Plymouth Rocks - 12 Standard Single Comb Rhode Island Reds - and - 1 Standard Rose Comb Rhode Island Red

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Originally Posted by fresnofarmer View Post

Enough is enough I can't wait any longer. I'm a longoing time lurker / borderline stalker. Been watching for a few months since before chicken hawks previous set (what ever happened with the two last eggs). After reading all you have to say I can't wait to join in the hatching fun I've aquired a smaller display glass front mini fridge and plan to turn it into a incubator.I'll take pictures along the way as well my goal is to be ready to hatch along for easter. I started with chickens last sep/Oct when egg prices here rose to 5$ a doz. I've always wanted chickens anyway but this was a perfect excuse to get some. I started out knowing nothing buying 6 production reds which I thought were rir's from the swap meet. 1 died over night and 3 more over the course of a few months from my dog breaking into the run. Was left with 2 thanks God chicken math kicked in and got 8 chicks in Oct from a feed store. Built another bigger stronger coop and that's where I am at now. Sorry for the long introduction an any spelling or gramatical errors I'm on mobile mostly.

What took you so long????  Welcome.  I hope to see you around on the many threads!  

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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Not that they could ever know before they're hooked on the place....then it's too late   tongue.png
Wasn't it you who said when someone first posted? "You're hooked"???

Jack of all trades... master of none. I know a little about everything... and a lot about nothing. I is what I are...

 

3 Production Reds - 1 Red Sexlink - 1 Brown Leghorn - 7 Barred Plymouth Rocks - 12 Standard Single Comb Rhode Island Reds - and - 1 Standard Rose Comb Rhode Island Red

Jack of all trades... master of none. I know a little about everything... and a lot about nothing. I is what I are...

 

3 Production Reds - 1 Red Sexlink - 1 Brown Leghorn - 7 Barred Plymouth Rocks - 12 Standard Single Comb Rhode Island Reds - and - 1 Standard Rose Comb Rhode Island Red

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Wasn't it you who said when someone first posted? "You're hooked"???

Guilty  :hide 

When the fish are biting, it don't take long


Edited by kwhites634 - 1/6/16 at 1:56pm

3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

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What took you so long????  Welcome.  I hope to see you around on the many threads!  
Hey, lg... I think there should be a probationary period before anyone is allowed to visit the frog. Just saying... lau.gif

Jack of all trades... master of none. I know a little about everything... and a lot about nothing. I is what I are...

 

3 Production Reds - 1 Red Sexlink - 1 Brown Leghorn - 7 Barred Plymouth Rocks - 12 Standard Single Comb Rhode Island Reds - and - 1 Standard Rose Comb Rhode Island Red

Jack of all trades... master of none. I know a little about everything... and a lot about nothing. I is what I are...

 

3 Production Reds - 1 Red Sexlink - 1 Brown Leghorn - 7 Barred Plymouth Rocks - 12 Standard Single Comb Rhode Island Reds - and - 1 Standard Rose Comb Rhode Island Red

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Guilty  hide.gif
gig.gif. lau.gif

Jack of all trades... master of none. I know a little about everything... and a lot about nothing. I is what I are...

 

3 Production Reds - 1 Red Sexlink - 1 Brown Leghorn - 7 Barred Plymouth Rocks - 12 Standard Single Comb Rhode Island Reds - and - 1 Standard Rose Comb Rhode Island Red

Jack of all trades... master of none. I know a little about everything... and a lot about nothing. I is what I are...

 

3 Production Reds - 1 Red Sexlink - 1 Brown Leghorn - 7 Barred Plymouth Rocks - 12 Standard Single Comb Rhode Island Reds - and - 1 Standard Rose Comb Rhode Island Red

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Whites, see below on how I keep birds off the feeders and waterers,  also BUBBLES  see the link for those pallet coop designs you wanted taller than mine!

 

did u ever look at my page for ideas that I have with Grit mag, BYC and some others?

Some great stuff we all have posted!

 

 

Sally Sunshine You created this board CLICK HERE 

https://www.pinterest.com/ssunshiner/chickens-chickens-chickens-and-more-chickens/

 
 
 
 
Fresh Eggs Daily®

Fresh Eggs Daily®

 

Save on FEED simple steps!: ways to save on feed

 

chicken-roost:  how to make removable perches for easier cleaning... No one use sticks unless they are at least as wide as a 2x4 in cold climates always use a 2x4 on the side to prevent frostbit toes!

 

KEEP OFF ! The funnels were 1 at Walmart (auto dept) and make it impossible for them to perch on top!:  keeping them clean, no roost feeders   or we use a cut out milk jug over ours!  2014-03-26+11.25.39.jpg

 

 

love whitewash idea!:white wash

 

 

fun stuff for the run

RECYCLE as much as possible for the chicken coop.... <3 roosting rod and all!:

 

 

hang your tools up!

LOOK CLOSE at the TOOLS HANGING on this chicken coop... Good Idea: 

I sold Grit mag as a kid for a while :gig

you did?  lol

 

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Thanks CC...I believe I've changed my mind, though. I was in the midst of ordering one...got to checkout & discovered the shipping costs added approximately 50% to the purchase price! For $60 I'll keep stomping the ice out of the rubber feed pans I've always used.

you were to use the free shipping couponcode lol

 

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I am off for a while!  got to run for labwork again frow.gif


I hope all turns out well. hugs.gif

thanks saris, I always need labs done no biggy all is ok

 

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Nice! Just wanted to let you all know I had a chick hatch around lunch time today! The other malpositioned one is still just a pip. Hope it makes it.

sweet  Pics when you can!

 

 

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Well my cute little Morticia from the Halloween HAL started crowing today. Guess I'll be calling him Mortie now.

LOL love Mortie !!  mine arent crowing yet!

 

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Hey, I wont be available today....
I have butt Glaucoma and I can't see my butt getting out of bed  lol.png
sleep well

Not likley!!
That would mess with Sally's supreme leader position in BYC posts/chatty stats!!

Hope u feel better Sally

oh yyeeezz  thanks I am fine, took a nap after doing some housework!

 

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Good afternoon all. Have a couple of questions about calibrating thermometers and accuracy.

 

I just hatched 5 out of 7 of my own eggs in a Brinsea Mini Advanced using their preset thermometer @ 99.6 deg. Because the eggs were quite large I was planning on using a Hova Bator still air as a separate hatcher. Set it up a couple of days in advance to make sure it was going to be up to temp. Have multiple thermometers and calibrated 2 with the ice slurry test. One of them (small black Avian Web in center) did take forever to reach 32.2 deg. I put 5 different thermos in the Hova to be on the safe side. I could never get a reading over 97.6 deg on the Avian Web that I calibrated. Or on anything else that was in there. So I decided to go ahead & use the Brinsea instead.

 

After taking the turner out on day 18 I was able to get the small Avian Web thermo/hygro inside. The max temp it would give me was 94.10. I was sure I had killed all my babies. They were all candled and weighed on correct days and I could see movement in the 3 light ones and veining on the blues.

 

FFWD to day 21, 2 hours in.  I had the 1st pip. I thought I had heard faint cheeping earlier in the day but thought I was imagining it. An hour later another pipped. And they both hatched overnight. No sticky or shrink wrapped chicks. Heard more cheeping. And then an external pip. Ended up 3 more chicks hatched into Day 22. No sticky or shrink wrap. Perfect fluffed up babies.

 

My question is this, if the reading of the calibrated thermo was really 94.1 would anything have hatched at all? Or delayed by days? If this same thermo was reading 97 in the Hova, and I put them in there to hatch would they have been cooked?

 

 

I am going to recalibrate everything and I think I will put some of the digital ones outside in a Ziploc on Thurs when I know it will be below freezing. This has made me super paranoid about the accuracy of any thermometer. I have ordered a Boveda humidity test kit to calibrate the Caliber IV as it can be reset to correct RH. 

 

Any thoughts on accurate brand as some of these were not cheap.

 

Thanks Kaycey

your a day late on some, so temps were a tad low but I wouldnt say 94.     someone just said they calibrated better with the heat methods, try that?   I dont have any of those.    and three degrees if you were a bit low may have been ok, but somethings not right with your calibration so I agree give it another go. 

 

EASY Calibration post #19746 bottom of post #20480

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you did?  lol

 

you were to use the free shipping couponcode lol

 

thanks saris, I always need labs done no biggy all is ok

 

sweet  Pics when you can!

 

 

LOL love Mortie !!  mine arent crowing yet!

 

oh yyeeezz  thanks I am fine, took a nap after doing some housework!

 

your a day late on some, so temps were a tad low but I wouldnt say 94.     someone just said they calibrated better with the heat methods, try that?   I dont have any of those.    and three degrees if you were a bit low may have been ok, but somethings not right with your calibration so I agree give it another go. 

 

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I asked; was told there were none

3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

3 Little Red Hens (RSL),1 big BCM rooster , & a raft of their youngin's

Not but 3 kinds of snakes I'm afraid of; big ones, little ones, and live ones

Have Crappie rod, will travel

Call me Ken,Whites, Whitey, or Red Dog; just don't call me late for supper

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