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INCUBATING w/FRIENDS! come HATCH, LEARN, & Chat! w/hosts, Sally Sunshine & BantyChooks - Page 6860post #68591 of 1576313/13/16 at 9:20amO well that's what the incubator says and the humidity says 62
Featured Stories on BackYard Chickenspost #68592 of 1576313/13/16 at 9:22ampost #68593 of 1576313/13/16 at 9:23amThread Starter
I hatched chicks out yesterday!!!
all 5 Sapphires hatched, two pullet legbar a OE and I cant remember lol
Serama are hatching now, four are already out!!
pics of them when they are in the brooder!!
Nugget or Drumbstick??? fer name
LOOK headless chicken!!!
Edited by Sally Sunshine - 3/13/16 at 9:40ampost #68594 of 1576313/13/16 at 9:29amQuote:Thanks Sally. I think I've pretty much done all I can do for it at the moment.Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine
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My mini zoo: 2 Beagles, 3 Pygmy goats, 3 horses, 1 Burmese Mountain tortoise, 1 Sulcata tortoise, 2 mini pigs, 2 Sexlink hens, 2 Black Sexlink hens, 1 American Game Bantam pair, 2 Buff Orpington hens, 7 Silkies, 1 Light Brahma pair, Porcelain D'Uccle hen, 7 Bantam Cochins, 1 Crested duck pair, 1 Muscovy pair, 1 Call duck pair.
My mini zoo: 2 Beagles, 3 Pygmy goats, 3 horses, 1 Burmese Mountain tortoise, 1 Sulcata tortoise, 2 mini pigs, 2 Sexlink hens, 2 Black Sexlink hens, 1 American Game Bantam pair, 2 Buff Orpington hens, 7 Silkies, 1 Light Brahma pair, Porcelain D'Uccle hen, 7 Bantam Cochins, 1 Crested duck pair, 1 Muscovy pair, 1 Call duck pair.post #68595 of 1576313/13/16 at 9:31ampost #68596 of 1576313/13/16 at 9:31amQuote:
Goslings are adorable!Quote:
Cute! Can't wait for the Seramas!post #68597 of 1576313/13/16 at 9:32am
Everyone have a great afternoon.
I guess I have to meet the neighbors for lunch now.post #68598 of 1576313/13/16 at 9:37amThread StarterQuote:
hmmm not sure if your saying you went with the thermo/hygro on your model or not..... I gotta run so throwing info for you first!!
Never trust the thermometer that comes with the incubator, always check it.
The thermometer that came with my incubator was off by 5 degrees.
That could mean life or death for your babies.
ALWAYS run your bator a few days first for temp swings
Uneven temps in bators rotate eggs at candles post #50418
Did you know "The yolk is orange and on its surface is a visible germinal disc; radiating from this area is the more watery white
yolk, which is less dense. During turning, the yolk’s structure makes the part containing the germinal disc stay most dorsal (closest to the incubating bird) for heating"
With a Forced Air Incubator (fan model) you can get the best hatch rate by keeping the temperature at 99.5º F. throughout the entire incubation period NEVER LET IT GO BELOW 99.5!!! Watch for evening temp flux!
HOWEVER, when using a Still Air incubator (no fan) at 102º F. The reason for different temperatures is that with a fan model the circulating air warms all around the egg while still air temperatures are warmer at the top of the egg than at the bottom.
HUMIDITY Humidity is NOT a set number!
Its a tool to get the correct weight loss in the egg! post #7068Quote:
awwwwwww LOVE THE NAMES!!!!!! Congrats!!!!post #68599 of 1576313/13/16 at 9:37amQuote:
Without going all the way back, and using me excellent powers of deduction, looking at the barrel brooders (cool looking, BTW) I don't know if you're talking about building a brooder to use outdoors from hatch day forward, or if you're working on something as an intermediary brooder, when they need to hold in body heat, but don't necessarily require supplemental heat. But... the latter application has a great idea developed by Kassaundra. She took a 5 gal bucket, and either cut it in half (so it made 2 "caves") or laid it on it's side, and cut a door in it. Then, she drilled a bunch of holes in what would be the top of the cave, and dropped strips of polar fleece through, knotting them at the top so they dangled down almost to the floor inside the cave. The chicks could then snuggle in the fleece strips, like broody feathers. Made a nice transition from "needing heat" to not really needing the heat so much, but still on the needy side. You might also look at the "Ohio brooder". I'd go this route if not using a heating pad.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.post #68600 of 1576313/13/16 at 9:38amThread StarterQuote:
oh boy!!!! Enjoy!!
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