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O well that's what the incubator says and the humidity says 62
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So it had been a week, I think I should introduce Weebles, the second goose that hatched that we thought for sure was going to die. Weebles has a black dot on his beak. Scribbles is the other gosling
Edited by firedragon1982 - 3/13/16 at 9:23am
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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 9:40am
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Thanks Sally. I think I've pretty much done all I can do for it at the moment.

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. 

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Originally Posted by Sally Sunshine View Post

going that much longer you have to be off, or your humidity is way high and not enough weight loss

I am not sure what u mean by not enough weight loss
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So it had been a week, I think I should introduce Weebles, the second goose that hatched that we thought for sure was going to die. Weebles has a black dot on his beak. Scribbles is the other gosling

 Goslings are adorable! 

 

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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!!

 

 

 

 Cute! Can't wait for the Seramas!

HALLOWEEN Hatch-a-Long 2016

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, and Guineas

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

HALLOWEEN Hatch-a-Long 2016

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, and Guineas

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Everyone have a great afternoon. :frow

I guess I have to meet the neighbors for lunch now. 

HALLOWEEN Hatch-a-Long 2016

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, and Guineas

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

HALLOWEEN Hatch-a-Long 2016

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, and Guineas

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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O well that's what the incubator says and the humidity says 62

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!!

 

Calibration is a MUST: HOW TO CALIBRATE post #9068

TEMPERATURE

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 99.5¬ļ 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 102¬ļ 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 #7068

 

 

 

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So it had been a week, I think I should introduce Weebles, the second goose that hatched that we thought for sure was going to die. Weebles has a black dot on his beak. Scribbles is the other gosling

awwwwwww LOVE THE NAMES!!!!!!  Congrats!!!!

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Your version would also work. My only concern would be that the extra space would be that much more for the little guys to heat with body heat

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.

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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Everyone have a great afternoon. :frow

I guess I have to meet the neighbors for lunch now. 

:hugs  oh boy!!!! Enjoy!! 

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