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INCUBATING w/FRIENDS! come HATCH, LEARN, & Chat! w/hosts, Sally Sunshine & BantyChooks - Page 7495post #74941 of 1576313/25/16 at 4:09pmEaster hatch doing well. 11 eggs in lockdown. 5 are currently pipped. Also have a broody hen- have 7 eggs under her now. This is the hen with a previous eye injury- she's been in a nesting box going on a couple weeks, but not sitting on eggs. She stayed on fake eggs yesterday night, so we put real ones under her today. She took a break and made a new nest next to the eggs and was getting frustrated expecting the eggs to move to her... Silly birdpost #74942 of 1576313/25/16 at 4:27pmpost #74943 of 1576313/25/16 at 4:36pmpost #74944 of 1576313/25/16 at 4:40pmQuote:
Awww, try to learn what went wrong and TRY AGAIN. I am having WAY better luck with the local eggs I got, than I have with shipped eggs, so that can also play a huge part!!
I'd join the thread, because I had some HORRIBLE hatches. I only got 8 out of 19 in my last one in the death bator. I already have 8 hatched with 5 pips in my new Brinsea....
I am going to say that the 4 fans, and tight seal on the Brinsea case made a HUGE difference. If I keep hatching, it will absolutely be worth the extra money. The downside is the way the turner tilts the whole incubator, and I had an egg fall out.... I'd be ok if I had dropped it, but to open the cover and have an egg come flying at me, really upset me. If I had faster reflexes, maybe I could have caught it?Mom to a BEAUTIFUL little girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, LOTS of fish and an ever growing chicken flock. Laying hens - 3 RIR, 3 BSL, 3 EE, 2 Delaware, 2 BR and 1 backyard EE mix. 6 wk old babies - 1 NHR, 1 BO (Maybe a Roo), 1 Dominique, 1 BA, 5 EE girls, and 1 EE boy. Breeding silkies 3 white hens, 1 blue/grey hen, 1 black roo. Tiny chicks too many to count.Mom to a BEAUTIFUL little girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, LOTS of fish and an ever growing chicken flock. Laying hens - 3 RIR, 3 BSL, 3 EE, 2 Delaware, 2 BR and 1 backyard EE mix. 6 wk old babies - 1 NHR, 1 BO (Maybe a Roo), 1 Dominique, 1 BA, 5 EE girls, and 1 EE boy. Breeding silkies 3 white hens, 1 blue/grey hen, 1 black roo. Tiny chicks too many to count.post #74945 of 1576313/25/16 at 4:42pmQuote:yes, they were late hatching. The first batch, I had them in a room the light was barely on. The second batch, it was on part of the timeOriginally Posted by ChickenCanoe
Am I right assuming that they hatched late as well?
One thing you can do is build a box around the incubator at a distance that will help hold heat in but still allow transpiration of oxygen. Is the light on all the time?
That is exciting to become famous in the local chicken world.
As soon as you pull them from the hatcher. Otherwise you may never tell them apart.
There are many home built incubators in the learning center tab above.post #74946 of 1576313/25/16 at 4:44pmpost #74947 of 1576313/25/16 at 4:47pmI am hoping to upgrade my incubator by next year to a view bator is what I think it's called. I just innovated a little giant incubator this year just for the Easter Hal in hopes for my first hatch and it isn't looking good to be honest. Tomorrow is day 21 so we will see.post #74948 of 1576313/25/16 at 4:47pmpost #74949 of 1576313/25/16 at 4:55pmQuote:thank you! I never knew chickens would be this addictive. Lol. I love them!Originally Posted by canadachickens
Hello! And welcome to the thread!
As for the build it yourself bators, Sally's design on the first page of this thread is likely the easiest for a DIY bator. All of the parts can be easily sourced and assembled, with minimal tools and experience.
Sally used the 'KISS' principle, and it works fantastic for those that have duplicated her efforts.
Good insulation, good temp control, and easy cleaning and operation.
Did I mention you are now a charter member of 'hatchaholics anonymous' ? Welcome again, we are all here to help (and enable)post #74950 of 1576313/25/16 at 4:55pmQuote:
Sorry, I have no idea. I haven't seen any pips under my broody, so not sure if having the weight of mom on them when they do pip, changes anything.Mom to a BEAUTIFUL little girl, 1 dog, 2 cats, LOTS of fish and an ever growing chicken flock. Laying hens - 3 RIR, 3 BSL, 3 EE, 2 Delaware, 2 BR and 1 backyard EE mix. 6 wk old babies - 1 NHR, 1 BO (Maybe a Roo), 1 Dominique, 1 BA, 5 EE girls, and 1 EE boy. Breeding silkies 3 white hens, 1 blue/grey hen, 1 black roo. Tiny chicks too many to count.
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