January 2016 Hatch-Come Join Me - Page 38
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I was wondering if everyone had moved over to the Easter HaL.
89 into lockdown today. I am very disappointed with candling, so now I just look for obvious clears and leave it at that. That fact does, however, allow me to imagine a 93% fertility rate...;-] (I've been averaging ~75% until now)
Another problem with not culling too many is that now I cannot fit all the eggs onto the trays laying down, I've had to put a couple into holes they don't quite fit in...;-[ I think I will load laying down next time...but then there's no way it will hold more than 84.
My weight loss at the beginning of day 19 is spot on (well, I should have lost 2 grams more out of the over 6Kg I started with). Its amazing the control you have with this bator and Brinsea's humidity pump.
Now all I have to do is keep them alive until my Premier 1 heat panels arrive in the next few days.
Wow, looks very cool. Over the last couple of days I tried such a heat lamp at various heights, and the best I could get was ~70F overnight. That won't work, so I opted for those Premier 1 brooder plates. Have you checked your temps in the brooder?
I don't check with a thermometer in there, I just go by how the chicks are acting. Huddled under light - too cold. Staying away from light - too hot. They're comfortably mosying around and toasty! But I have more of a chicken house than I do chicken coop. It's a big storage shed original to our house fully finished with electric. I don't battle with drafts or weather, which makes it easy.