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The 2 showing no movement could merely be resting. No need worrying about something you can't do anything about, anyway.
I haven't hatched very many myself, but of the ones I have, I've never heard any prior to hatch.
I'll defer to someone else on the temp question. I thought 100 was optimal, but I'm not sure. Don't know that half a degree would make much difference.

I know I had read for a still air to keep temps for day 1-18 at 102, which my thermometers usually read 101.3-101.9. I keep telling myself they are resting, but I'm a worry wart! Lol

you should be fine, give them some time and see what happens, your time is over now its really up to them

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The little red flag on every post can be clicked to report that post. Other then that PM a Mod for issues with users.
how do you know who MODs are? Ive never had an issue before

do what chaos says and flag a post and ask a mod to pm you

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I can smell it here!!!  lovely!!!   what type of mill do you have?  I have three big red oaks the kid took out and I made him leave about 25 foot of those trees because I would love to take them to the mill, but the guys think I am nuts because I could never load them and take them to the local mill.  I was checking out those chain saw ones but we would need a bigger saw for them I am sure of it. 
we have this one https://youtu.be/8vr2PJoBMKw

Hud-son hfe21

uggg its gonna take all night to load.  I really want to watch this!! gonna google it too  Thank you!! 

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uggg its gonna take all night to load.  I really want to watch this!! gonna google it too  Thank you!! 
http://www.hud-son.com/products/product-detail/hfe-21-homesteader. We paid roughly that for the sawmill but then we made our own additional sections of track for around $60
Edited by minihorse927 - 12/13/16 at 1:21pm
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Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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NPIP & AI CLEAN
Ducks I raise: Snowy calls and Anconas
Chickens I raise: Ohiki, Swedish flower, svart hona, chocolate, mauve, mauve splash, cuckoo, blue, splash and black orps (bantams, ENGLISH), brown/isabel leghorns, and easter eggers. New for 2017 chocolate cuckoo english orpingtons(large fowl) and Buff saddleback pomeranian geese!
And, 1 lonely guinea hen who thinks she's a duck.
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Hi Ladyfarm, wait and see what happens, what temp have you run in still air from the start?

what have you done with humidity?  and did you calibrate thermo/




in case you ran low.... 

Incubators with fans and without fans need to run at DIFFERENT TEMPS!
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I did calibrate them. I ran the humidity low, started at around 30% noticed smallish air cells so I ran even lower, 20-25% temps were between 101.3 and 101.9. I have read the entire thread about incubation several times, even took screen shots to remember! Lol my temps since lockdown have been 98.5 ish. I just bumped it up a tiny bit, and the humidity has been 65-70%.
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Well, thanks though for you tonight my popular use of soporific about my fire over turkey may be more apropos. big_smile.png

I liked them both. Feckless was so apropos.

 

 

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Oh, I loved that one as well!!!! I think I didn't comment on it because I was, well, rather sleepy myself during the read back. :lau

 

I have a lovely collection of essays by Anne Fadiman called Ex Libris, which I adore The essay "The Joy of Sesquipedalians" is about a quiz made of the 22 words she (as someone with a very good vocabulary) did NOT know in a book she was reading (The Tiger in the House by Carl Van Vechten, written in the 1920s). Her brother knew 9, her father knew 12.  

 

How many do you guys know (WITHOUT looking them up)?

 

monophysite

mephitis

calineries

diapason

grimoire

adapertile

retromingent

perllan

cupellation

adytum

sepoy

subadar

paludal

apozemical

camorra

ithyphallic

alcade

aspergill

agathodemon

kakodemon

goetic

opopanax

 

(I only knew three when I read this.)

 

- Ant Farm

 

(edit: OMG, BYC autocorrected her last name to "Radioman"!)

I've only ever heard a few and knew none well enough to comfortably use them in a sentence.

Most are only in the unabridged dictionary or the new lexicon.

 

I love the English language but when one writes, they are only supposed to use words and expressions at the 5th grade level so the majority of one's audience will understand. SAD!

 

Has anyone played the game 'Balderdash'? There are cards with very obscure actual words that most people wouldn't be familiar with that one player reads and everyone has to write down a definition of the word. The one reader then reads all the definitions along with the real one and people vote for the correct definition. The person with the most votes for their bogus definition wins.

It is one of the most fun games I've played. The more players the better. Too few and people will see a trend in answers and be able to identify who wrote them.

 

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All these $5 words are giving me a massive headache :gig

Didn't see a thing today. We can take 1 buck, more with a special tag, but any buck I take is gonna have to be a bragger; does eat better. Have a 3-day archery season going on now, then 2 weeks of muzzleloader.

Are you participating in either of those?

 

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I know two with three more I am questioning myself on. Some of them I have never seen before.
@Fire Ant Farm

You are so perspicacious.

 

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You can go invisible?

 

-Kathy

After seeing the original movie "The Invisible Man" as I kid, I had fantasies about being invisible.

 

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Sorry I only went back 600 posts; was all I could read thru in an hour.

Night peeps frow.gif

You did great.

 

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Hey all!! I'm on my third hatch now. Last thing to hatch was a handful of quail about 10+ days ago, and I put 8 more on right away, so I'm going into lockdown for those soon.

My question was though;
(With a short back story)

I've been looking for Buff Orpingtons everywhere and finally got my hands on some from a breeder. He had roosters in with the girls I bought off of him, so I did the reasourceful thing and chucked all the eggs that my new Big fat ladies laid into the incubator. Sure enough, a couple were fertile, and I'm expecting two lovely little Orpington chicks soon in about a week's time.

The catch is! One of the eggs was like a day (or two?) later to be set. So I was wondering if it would be chill for me to put them both into lockdown at the same time? Just because I want them to be able to chat while positioning and pipping away. (I like the three day lockdown, so D-18 for chooks, D-15 quail)

Advice anyone??

Thanks! smile.png

I stagger frequently.  - Hatches, I mean.

I would wait till day 19 or 20 for the first eggs to 'lockdown'. As long as enough moisture has been lost in the egg, higher humidity isn't essential till pip.

 

 

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...

E. It's hard for me to explain, but basically the lights aren't turning off and on quickly enough. The lights go off at 100 (yay!) but they don't turn on again until 95, or with some tinkering that somehow changed it but I don't know why, 98.

(I turned the thermostat control back and forth and wiggled it. Why that changed it, I have notta clue...)

I'm horrible at describing stuff, sorry. hmm.png

I do think I was able to fix the previous problem with what I did in the upgrades, which was to tighten the loose screws that were holding it to the bator.

It happened again this mornin, but only was goin down to 97....
I put a blanket over it at night, and this reading is taken the instant I take it off? I don't see how the blanket could impact it, bit thought I'd throw that out there.... You'd think if it was ambient temp it'd be down all the time, not just swinging.

The problem with blankets are twofold. Temp can rise too high and you may inhibit oxygen.

 

Incandescent lights generate heat but are prone to failure when they cycle on and off too frequently. They all have a duty cycle that causes them to fail - at the most inappropriate time. If you still want to use your screw in fixtures, you an switch to a ceramic heat emitter.

I prefer metallic heat elements that last much longer. You can still use some type of lamp in the circuit if you want to determine when power is being applied but you can get away with an LED or 7 watt incandescent.

 

 

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Hawk out back watching the chickens!!!!  different kind looked pretty much cream speckled brown color   uggggg at least they are in a run and not free ranging, although not sure that is better since its opentop but in the woods

You need a Peterson's guide to Birds of the Eastern US.

https://www.amazon.com/Peterson-Eastern-Central-America-Guides/dp/0547152469

 

Not that it matters. Any hawk can kill a chicken.

Cover in the form of brush in the run helps.

I had a hawk fly through a 40' long, 3' high hoop pen to get to some freedom rangers.

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Well, it was drizzling/sprinkling here this morning when I did chores. Unlike you though it was 33 here which I am enjoying after the single digits the other day, and the cold weekend we are expecting.
So what is on your agenda today?

It's going to be a wild ride temperature wise. It was supposed to hit 35 here today but hasn't gotten over 31 and is now dropping. Teens the next 3 nights then 32 day and night Friday. 52 Saturday with rain and 8 Saturday night. Very cold Sunday and Sunday night. If you can get your rooster through till Monday, I think we're out of the woods for cold till January and this weekend may be the worst of the winter.

 

I'm still not understanding your rooster's issues. It is virtually the same weather her most of the time and my birds are in buildings with huge ventilation.  Same breed, same strain, same weather. Frostbite issues take several days to show their worst damage so I don't think opening up the building did more damage. At 5 AM, the inside of an unheated building will be virtually the same temperature inside as out whether it is closed up or not, so I opt for better fresh air.

Saturday night will be tough here because the humidity will be sky high when the bottom drops out.

 

The only way I'd close up a building is if I could add enough heat to get it above freezing. Then you still have the issue with bad air from ammonia, fungus, bacteria and virus.

 

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i could stick with 5 gal buckets with lids and get this opener, for easier opening

 

edac5da4-aa7c-def0-4de8-82181fc46238.jpghttp://www.homedepot.com/p/Linzer-5-gal-Plastic-Lid-Opener-5425/203713320?cm_mmc=Shopping%7cTHD%7cG%7c0%7cG-BASE-PLA-D24-Paint%7c&gclid=CIqqpdqv8dACFZSMaQodUfMA0g&gclsrc=aw.ds

 

 

I wish I knew someone that used this 35lb  cat litter box  but not sure on the lid keeping closed with goats

 

 

That opener is essential. I bought a couple off of Ebay. I get lots of food grade pickle buckets free and keep most seed, grain and some feed in them.

The kitty litter box leaked on me and ruined lots of my pasture seed.

 

 

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we had one this summer!  not long though, they are HUGE!!!!!

 

and she will be ooing and awwwing and you will strive to take the most adorable images for her to fret about lol

 

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Eagle days are coming here very soon.

 

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1 layer, yes


Think I should check the lighting section in the store the next time I go into town?

Keep in mind that a LG incubator uses a 40W heat element and I think at least one other manufacturer does too.

 

 

For those needing replacement vent plugs for incubators.

http://www.eggcartons.com/Red-Plastic-Vent-Plugs-for-Little-Giant-Incubator-p/5233-2.htm

 

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Been a heck of a morning. I'll spare you guys the details. But let's just say I HATE doing extra, avoidable laundry. ^.^

Bless you. Have strength.

 

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I've got a 30 gallon barrel I've been thinking about making into a feeder. Need to figure out something for the lid aspect of it though.

 

These places have lids and bungs for virtually any kind of barrel.

http://www.bayteccontainers.com/drum-and-pail-accessories.html#gsc.tab=0

 

http://www.globalindustrial.com/c/material-handling/drum-barrel/drum-covers?infoParam.campaignId=T9A&gclid=Cj0KEQiA1b7CBRDjmIPL4u-Zy6gBEiQAsJhTMB8wYyoonMx3t7eBhXYRbybwDhnd5fnzzzw2YpXkWKMaAn-o8P8HAQ

There is another and better one I found but don't know were it is right now.

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@Sally Sunshine

I had to come in out of the blind to make this reply, since I still can't do it on the 'puter in the blind. I hope you appreciate the sacrifices I'm willing to make for you!  :P I just want to give you a heads-up.

 

I had one of those buildings like your dad gave you. I called mine the "paper building". They're not cheap, money-wise, when you factor in how long they last. Yes, they are thicker than a regular tarp, and UV doesn't deteriorate them as quickly, although mine didn't last long enough for UV to be a problem.

 

The big problem with them is wind.They'd probably work out o.k. in a location that's protected from strong winds, like next to a shed or a block building, on the lee side. Mine, however, was out in the open, away from any protecting solid structures, and the wind literally shredded it in a relatively short time.

I bought one of those from Harbor Freight and a windstorm destroyed it. I built a chicken tractor out of the remains.


Edited by ChickenCanoe - 12/13/16 at 1:22pm

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Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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Well, I am so torn. I am so worried about the cock, but what about quarantine? I t is supposed to be much colder going into the weekend and his comb and wadfles look bad. Since he is from Paddler. Should I just put him in a dog crate in my main coop. He will not deal with the extended cold with his case of frostbite.
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Whit. This for you

"Black"

"White"

Javanese

Sumatra

Indian
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That's great. A new fact learned today, and much easier than yesterday's vocabulary lesson of which I only learned half before falling asleep lau.gif
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HA HA HA you think? ?????  

I know.

    The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.                          Robert Baden-Powell

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

 

  Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'

      Erich fromm



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AoS0eKC-XoQ
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    The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.                          Robert Baden-Powell

Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye. H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 

 

  Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.'

      Erich fromm



https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AoS0eKC-XoQ
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Well, I am so torn. I am so worried about the cock, but what about quarantine? I t is supposed to be much colder going into the weekend and his comb and wadfles look bad. Since he is from Paddler. Should I just put him in a dog crate in my main coop. He will not deal with the extended cold with his case of frostbite.
??????

Is the other coop warmer? Do you have a few spare pullets/hens to coop him with? I'm not certain how being alone in a crate will be warmer for him, unless the coop itself is warmer.

 

Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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Incubating w/Friends Thread  & Hatching NOTES section click HERE  

 

 

Poultry: Icelandic Chicken Flock, Some OE and BCM, and guineas. Oh, Seramas, too.

Dogs: 3 Icelandic Sheepdogs and a Schipperkee

Goats: A small, fun herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats

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