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post #21 of 26

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post #22 of 26
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I decided to add a window. I'm not a carpentry expert, and only have moderate knowledge of electricity, but I'm still way better at getting that stuff done than the motor/automatic turner process.
My brother helped me come up with some ideas to improve the mobility of the turner without using thrust bearings. He's a mechanic, so I should be able to get that done soon. I will try some options and report back.
I'm creating Pleasant Row chickens: I'm starting with goals of cold hardy, dual purpose, and always bearded using Ameraucana, Crested Cream Legbar, Copper Marans, EE, Orpington, and Rock.
I'm also working toward improving the Cream Brabanter breed.
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I'm creating Pleasant Row chickens: I'm starting with goals of cold hardy, dual purpose, and always bearded using Ameraucana, Crested Cream Legbar, Copper Marans, EE, Orpington, and Rock.
I'm also working toward improving the Cream Brabanter breed.
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post #23 of 26
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I couldn't leave the window alone. It had to be prettier. I finally finished wiring the lights and thermostat. Unfortunately I may have to fix the sensor. It wasn't reading correctly so I will figure that out in the morning.
I'm creating Pleasant Row chickens: I'm starting with goals of cold hardy, dual purpose, and always bearded using Ameraucana, Crested Cream Legbar, Copper Marans, EE, Orpington, and Rock.
I'm also working toward improving the Cream Brabanter breed.
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I'm creating Pleasant Row chickens: I'm starting with goals of cold hardy, dual purpose, and always bearded using Ameraucana, Crested Cream Legbar, Copper Marans, EE, Orpington, and Rock.
I'm also working toward improving the Cream Brabanter breed.
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post #24 of 26

love it!!!

post #25 of 26
I love the window. I never knew about using microwave parts in a incubator. Very cool!
post #26 of 26
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The incubator is wonderful so far. Turning eggs takes two seconds 5+ times a day because I don't have the motor perfected yet. The temps are staying within a tight range. Eggs are developing embryos. I haven't run it dry yet so humidity is staying in the 40% area. After I get the last wonky Brabanter out to the hatcher on Monday I'll take out the water. Then I'll have 3 dark brown eggs and 4 blue eggs that will be on Day 10 and an unknown number of Brabanter on Day 7. Then I can try to balance the humidity to a happy weight loss#. White eggs lose weight at a more rapid pace than my brown or blue eggs. Shipped eggs with wonky air cells complicate this. I'm still working out many things but I'm feeling optimistic.
I'm creating Pleasant Row chickens: I'm starting with goals of cold hardy, dual purpose, and always bearded using Ameraucana, Crested Cream Legbar, Copper Marans, EE, Orpington, and Rock.
I'm also working toward improving the Cream Brabanter breed.
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I'm creating Pleasant Row chickens: I'm starting with goals of cold hardy, dual purpose, and always bearded using Ameraucana, Crested Cream Legbar, Copper Marans, EE, Orpington, and Rock.
I'm also working toward improving the Cream Brabanter breed.
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