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What do you do different in high altitudes?
For local eggs or eggs laid at a similar altitude? Nothing. The porosity of the eggshell is adapted to the lower partial pressure of oxygen available, so they hatch just fine. ( I have a Brinsea with the humidity pump)

For eggs shipped from a low altitude, I up the humidity a bit to help the oxygen cross, but without oxygen to pipe in near the end there's not much you can do. Some people have used CO2 scrubbers, but the effectiveness is mixed. Eggs shipped from sea level I'm lucky to get 1 or 2 to hatch out of 2 dozen.

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post #7122 of 10481
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For local eggs or eggs laid at a similar altitude? Nothing. The porosity of the eggshell is adapted to the lower partial pressure of oxygen available, so they hatch just fine. ( I have a Brinsea with the humidity pump)

For eggs shipped from a low altitude, I up the humidity a bit to help the oxygen cross, but without oxygen to pipe in near the end there's not much you can do. Some people have used CO2 scrubbers, but the effectiveness is mixed. Eggs shipped from sea level I'm lucky to get 1 or 2 to hatch out of 2 dozen.

wow thats crazy! 

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All this talk about incubators made me curious.  There's a GQF 1502 that was used four times for sale - best offer.  Seller won't give asking price.  What would be a "good" offer as a buyer?

 

@prizepete I am sorry for your recent hatch.  I have Brinsea incubators and they seem to work well for me, ECO 20 and mini Advance.  I hope you figure out the issue with yours.  It's frustrating when they develop but don't hatch.  I had that happen to me twice, and in my case, it was because my temperature was a tad too high and humidity too low. I believe the chicks were shrink-wrapped.  It was heart-breaking to see fully developed chicks inside.  One of those two times, I was dry-incubating (because reading on BYC, some members say that is how they do it and it works for them).  However, I realized that if you live in Florida or somewhere ambient humidity is 90%+, dry incubation may work; whereas for me, the dry weather in southern California doesn't support that method.    Now that I've got the temperature calibrated just right, it is just set and go.  I don't even use a hydrometer to check for humidity during incubation anymore.  I just keep one of the water wells in my ECO 20 filled until day 18, and fill both on day 19.  We all live in different climate zones, and I think we have to use the method that suits our weather conditions.  I wish you better luck with your future hatches.

 

And yes, my recent AC eggs from CJ hatched on day 20.

post #7124 of 10481
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Originally Posted by DwayneNLiz View Post

I have an idea for a game! That someone would need to host other than me because it's a live game

A variation of battleship where the host has a board with marked off spots and then there are a few contestants that call out where they want to shoot at

I think this could be fun, but instead of battleships it could be sink my duck or chicken or whatever

Any ideas/thoughts/feedback ?

Great game idea! thumbsup.gif

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I DID set the eggs - 29 of them, on Oct. 17.  The shells are little too dark for me to see how many are good yet.  Maybe tonight. 

Those pink eggs are soooo hard to see early development, lol... think they're more difficult than my blue eggs...

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Originally Posted by FridayYet View Post

For local eggs or eggs laid at a similar altitude? Nothing. The porosity of the eggshell is adapted to the lower partial pressure of oxygen available, so they hatch just fine. ( I have a Brinsea with the humidity pump)

For eggs shipped from a low altitude, I up the humidity a bit to help the oxygen cross, but without oxygen to pipe in near the end there's not much you can do. Some people have used CO2 scrubbers, but the effectiveness is mixed. Eggs shipped from sea level I'm lucky to get 1 or 2 to hatch out of 2 dozen.

Unless they're intended for someone else, lol... wink.png

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All this talk about incubators made me curious.  There's a GQF 1502 that was used four times for sale - best offer.  Seller won't give asking price.  What would be a "good" offer as a buyer?

@prizepete
 I am sorry for your recent hatch.  I have Brinsea incubators and they seem to work well for me, ECO 20 and mini Advance.  I hope you figure out the issue with yours.  It's frustrating when they develop but don't hatch.  I had that happen to me twice, and in my case, it was because my temperature was a tad too high and humidity too low. I believe the chicks were shrink-wrapped.  It was heart-breaking to see fully developed chicks inside.  One of those two times, I was dry-incubating (because reading on BYC, some members say that is how they do it and it works for them).  However, I realized that if you live in Florida or somewhere ambient humidity is 90%+, dry incubation may work; whereas for me, the dry weather in southern California doesn't support that method.    Now that I've got the temperature calibrated just right, it is just set and go.  I don't even use a hydrometer to check for humidity during incubation anymore.  I just keep one of the water wells in my ECO 20 filled until day 18, and fill both on day 19.  We all live in different climate zones, and I think we have to use the method that suits our weather conditions.  I wish you better luck with your future hatches.

And yes, my recent AC eggs from CJ hatched on day 20.

Prices on used ones depends also on how old it is... anywhere from $400 to $700, depending...


I agree about Hovabators being the best all around... I still use my Genesis', and they've been going for a couple years now, lol...
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post #7125 of 10481

Thanks for all the feedback on the battleship game

:thumbsup

now someone just needs to host it

 

I know that many people dont want to hatch right now but there were also people that wanted to donate other prizes

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Thanks for all the feedback on the battleship game

:thumbsup

now someone just needs to host it

 

I know that many people dont want to hatch right now but there were also people that wanted to donate other prizes

when my birds start laying better, I'll donate either EE, Silkies, or cochin/polish/sexlinked. Whatever I can put together. lol

post #7127 of 10481
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All this talk about incubators made me curious.  There's a GQF 1502 that was used four times for sale - best offer.  Seller won't give asking price.  What would be a "good" offer as a buyer?

@prizepete
 I am sorry for your recent hatch.  I have Brinsea incubators and they seem to work well for me, ECO 20 and mini Advance.  I hope you figure out the issue with yours.  It's frustrating when they develop but don't hatch.  I had that happen to me twice, and in my case, it was because my temperature was a tad too high and humidity too low. I believe the chicks were-wrapped.  It was heart-breaking to see fully developed chicks inside.  One of those two times, I was dry-incubating (because reading on BYC, some members say that is how they do it and it works for them).  However, I realized that if you live in Florida or somewhere ambient humidity is 90%+, dry incubation may work; whereas for me, the dry weather in southern California doesn't support that method.    Now that I've got the temperature calibrated just right, it is just set and go.  I don't even use a hydrometer to check for humidity during incubation anymore.  I just keep one of the water wells in my ECO 20 filled until day 18, and fill both on day 19.  We all live in different climate zones, and I think we have to use the method that suits our weather conditions.  I wish you better luck with your future hatches.

And yes, my recent AC eggs from CJ hatched on day 20.

Brand new, they are typically $800-1000. If you got it for $400, it would be a steal.
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Great game idea! thumbsup.gif
Those pink eggs are soooo hard to see early development, lol... think they're more difficult than my blue eggs...
Unless they're intended for someone else, lol... wink.png
Prices on used ones depends also on how old it is... anywhere from $400 to $700, depending...


I agree about Hovabators being the best all around... I still use my Genesis', and they've been going for a couple years now, lol...

Yep, $400-700 sounds about right. Mine was fairly cheap but was in storage for several years, filthy, had a bad door seal, was missing a couple of the door latches and the hatching tray. Didn't take much to fix up and I still want to paint it (can't stand that ugly yellow!) But I absolutely love it!
Cream Crested Legbars, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas, Ayam Cemani

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black, and any color in between!

Muscovy Ducks

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!

www.onemountainacres.weebly.com
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Cream Crested Legbars, bearded silkies, Welbars, lavender ameraucanas, Ayam Cemani

Turkeys:Bourbon red/buff, red bronze, royal palm, mottled black, and any color in between!

Muscovy Ducks

I also make hen saddles, PM me for details!

www.onemountainacres.weebly.com
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post #7128 of 10481
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Originally Posted by FridayYet View Post

For local eggs or eggs laid at a similar altitude? Nothing. The porosity of the eggshell is adapted to the lower partial pressure of oxygen available, so they hatch just fine. ( I have a Brinsea with the humidity pump)

For eggs shipped from a low altitude, I up the humidity a bit to help the oxygen cross, but without oxygen to pipe in near the end there's not much you can do. Some people have used CO2 scrubbers, but the effectiveness is mixed. Eggs shipped from sea level I'm lucky to get 1 or 2 to hatch out of 2 dozen.
oh. I'll bet that's why the eggs I got from Papa's poultry didn't make it.

1 chihuahua, a cat, , 9 runner ducks, a border collie, and how many chickens????????????

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1 chihuahua, a cat, , 9 runner ducks, a border collie, and how many chickens????????????

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Shalom to all, especially you Ravyn.! lol.png
I am new in this thread, where is the game?
Edited by Akrnaf2 - 10/22/16 at 12:37pm
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post #7130 of 10481
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Shalom to all, especially you Ravyn.! lol.png
I am new in this thread, where is the game?

BENNY!!!!! frow.gifhugs.gif

How goes it in your neck of the woods?

No game set yet, but unfortunately I don't think any of us can send eggs your way... but feel free to enjoy the fun with us, you could always play just for fun!! big_smile.png
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