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Hello, I finally caught up after 30 pages... Twizzler is protecting her eggs, but not committed yet, I am hoping she goes broody tomorrow so they would hatch on Valentine's Day. She is warm on the belly, and has her best built.... Welcome all of the new folks, and good luck on your hatches everyone that has some in lockdown...
I am Nathan a 15 year old future wildlife biologist. I raise poultry for 4h and for the fun of it. I have 30 chickens atm, 12 ducks, 4 geese, 6 pheasants, 2 peafowl. 25 more special chickens for showing, and 10 more ducks this spring. My Instagram is @fowlfreak10 so come check it out for constant updates.
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I am Nathan a 15 year old future wildlife biologist. I raise poultry for 4h and for the fun of it. I have 30 chickens atm, 12 ducks, 4 geese, 6 pheasants, 2 peafowl. 25 more special chickens for showing, and 10 more ducks this spring. My Instagram is @fowlfreak10 so come check it out for constant updates.
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Oh geeze! I meant to add a pic with my last post. Here's my quail waterer in case it helps someone.





I got mine from an independent feed store in the city. I didn't know they were quail waterers...lol. I've never seen anymore like this since. I really like mine and they're easier to move around without spilling.

I bought one at the TSC here, and I am just waiting to get my eggs for the hatch along and see if any hatch...
I am Nathan a 15 year old future wildlife biologist. I raise poultry for 4h and for the fun of it. I have 30 chickens atm, 12 ducks, 4 geese, 6 pheasants, 2 peafowl. 25 more special chickens for showing, and 10 more ducks this spring. My Instagram is @fowlfreak10 so come check it out for constant updates.
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I am Nathan a 15 year old future wildlife biologist. I raise poultry for 4h and for the fun of it. I have 30 chickens atm, 12 ducks, 4 geese, 6 pheasants, 2 peafowl. 25 more special chickens for showing, and 10 more ducks this spring. My Instagram is @fowlfreak10 so come check it out for constant updates.
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post #2063 of 11176
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Wa!!!!! Lost my crested cream legbar chick! She drowned:(

 

I'm so sorry.

You could try using a quail waterer during the first couple days to prevent this, until they get steady legs.

 

:gig Ok, that's funny! I didn't see that you'd posted this. Somehow I missed it.

Now I'm not just irrelevant...I'm redundant too!:th

 

:lau

150+ chickens: Ameraucana, Icelandic, EE, OE, Crele & Silver Duckwing OEGB, Silkies, Barred Rock, 1 Button Quail
A bunch 'o guinea fowl.
19 rabbits, 3 dogs, 8 cats, 2 budgies, 2 llamas, Katahdin sheep, cattle and a leopard Appaloosa.

"Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you."
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150+ chickens: Ameraucana, Icelandic, EE, OE, Crele & Silver Duckwing OEGB, Silkies, Barred Rock, 1 Button Quail
A bunch 'o guinea fowl.
19 rabbits, 3 dogs, 8 cats, 2 budgies, 2 llamas, Katahdin sheep, cattle and a leopard Appaloosa.

"Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you."
- Jackson Brown
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post #2064 of 11176
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Originally Posted by Wickedchicken6 View Post
 

Oh geeze! I meant to add a pic with my last post. Here's my quail waterer in case it helps someone.

 


I got mine from an independent feed store in the city. I didn't know they were quail waterers...lol. I've never seen anymore like this since. I really like mine and they're easier to move around without spilling.

I bought a quail base like the on in the picture from the Tractor store.

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Do I understand the pics correctly....is it an aquarium you made your 'bator in?
Yes it is. I found almost all of the materials for this incubator in my barn, which was crammed with stuff when we bought the place. The parts I purchased were the thermostat and timer. I rewired things and insulated the best I could. I scalped a turner out of a microwave that was in the barn without a door or cord. I don't know why it was there, but the turner works and was free. I haven't actually hatched in it, but I built it during my last hatch which was all trouble so chicks went in as a brooder for a bit.


After I disinfected I started a serious build. I like the concept of a bator that transitions to brooder easily.



 

A microwave turner...I like that idea! It would make turning eggs much simpler! I also LOVE free...free is good!!  And you cover it to insulate it. I'm interested to see how you like it. I'm envious of your thermostat. I bought wafers, just because of availability and time.

 

 

Now that I've see the brinseas...being plastic like they are (I made a bator out of a white styro cooler), I'm trying to think outside the box.

 

I was going to get turners and put them in lower type clear tote. But now I'm thinking of taking the top short drawers (to maximize eggs) of a tower (or towers)

 

   and putting them in a HUGE clear tote.And I figured cover it like you're planning. Make it work for both incubating and hatching with exchangeable drawer inserts.

 

 

BUT I haven't gotten to the conception stage yet. I want to make something super easy to clean. And I think I prefer the eggs incubating on their sides...probably because I started that way. But nothing's written in stone. :celebrate 

150+ chickens: Ameraucana, Icelandic, EE, OE, Crele & Silver Duckwing OEGB, Silkies, Barred Rock, 1 Button Quail
A bunch 'o guinea fowl.
19 rabbits, 3 dogs, 8 cats, 2 budgies, 2 llamas, Katahdin sheep, cattle and a leopard Appaloosa.

"Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you."
- Jackson Brown
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150+ chickens: Ameraucana, Icelandic, EE, OE, Crele & Silver Duckwing OEGB, Silkies, Barred Rock, 1 Button Quail
A bunch 'o guinea fowl.
19 rabbits, 3 dogs, 8 cats, 2 budgies, 2 llamas, Katahdin sheep, cattle and a leopard Appaloosa.

"Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you."
- Jackson Brown
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Originally Posted by skunky View Post
 

I'm in:cd

 

Welcome, so glad you could join! :frow

 

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Hello, I finally caught up after 30 pages... Twizzler is protecting her eggs, but not committed yet, I am hoping she goes broody tomorrow so they would hatch on Valentine's Day. She is warm on the belly, and has her best built.... Welcome all of the new folks, and good luck on your hatches everyone that has some in lockdown...

 

Best of luck with Twizzler!

 

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Originally Posted by Wickedchicken6 View Post
 

 

:gig Ok, that's funny! I didn't see that you'd posted this. Somehow I missed it.

Now I'm not just irrelevant...I'm redundant too!:th

 

:lau

 


A picture helps though. :thumbsup  

 

We got ours at Tractor Supply.

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he does his gramma got him started to :yesss:


Tru fax :hugs

Insane.
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Insane.
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Count me in. My first hatch attempt

 

     And...:welcome

Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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Originally Posted by lacymorgan View Post
 

:hugs if you were closer I have some hatching and have one pullet already. Sorry for your loss


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Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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I'm in:cd

Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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Wonderful family, very understanding husband when it comes to chickens, dogs, birds, one big Golden Retriever, and thankful to the Lord for all!
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