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Amazing what a difference not crossing the continent makes lau.gif

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Not *your* fault--you pack wonderfully (as we all know)!

1 Gold Laced Wyandotte, 1 EE, 1 black Orp, 1 white Orp/Leghorn mix, 1 BR, 1 RIR

 

1 boxer, 1 chihuahua, 2 daughters, and a great hubby

 

All female, except for the hubby. Poor man...

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1 Gold Laced Wyandotte, 1 EE, 1 black Orp, 1 white Orp/Leghorn mix, 1 BR, 1 RIR

 

1 boxer, 1 chihuahua, 2 daughters, and a great hubby

 

All female, except for the hubby. Poor man...

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Not *your* fault--you pack wonderfully (as we all know)!

Thanks... I think I passed on my walking jinx curse though!
~ So Dark the Con of Man ~


"Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides..." ~ Andre Malraux
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~ So Dark the Con of Man ~


"Man is not what he thinks he is, he is what he hides..." ~ Andre Malraux
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I have a question for you guys... I've tried using forced air incubators, but it seems like the eggs directly under the fan are cooler than the ones that are not. The rest of the eggs have a 100f temp, while the ones under are 93-95f so what the heck? I am clueless on how to fix this other than turning the fan off and using it as still air. I thought forced air would circulate same temp air throughout ALL the eggs, not just the ones away from the fan. What is your experience with forced air?

Does the forced air incubators blow down at the eggs or upwards? I don't have a purchased forced air incubator so I don't know. With my home made one, my fan's at the one end. I used tin foil and positioned it as a barrier so the air wouldn't hit the eggs under it.

 

Now I've changed things. I've pointed my fan upwards. I've only done a hatch or two but I think that helped and it seems better than using the foil. I still make sure to circulate the eggs within the incubator so the same eggs aren't under the fan the entire time.

Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching
- C.S. Lewis

Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal — it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill

One day we will have a world where a chicken can cross the road without being questioned about his motives. smile.png
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Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching
- C.S. Lewis

Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

Success is not final, failure is not fatal — it is the courage to continue that counts.
- Winston Churchill

One day we will have a world where a chicken can cross the road without being questioned about his motives. smile.png
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What do you all use to mark your eggs? I've been using a soft leaded pencil, but it smears when I candle. Not that I'm entering any of my eggs in a fashion show, I just noticed (again) that it looks like I'm incubating dirty eggs!
Sharpie
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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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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I've got La Bresse, Barbezieux, Dk Brahma, Blue Orpingtons, and Black&Blue Copper Maran eggs.

From California, Arizona, Mississippi, & New Jersey.

 

Kept four roosters from last years hatch.  Sure hoping for a lot of hens this year!

 

I have three damaged eggs, does anyone have any suggestions on how to patch them up and hatch successfully?

Wax or finger nail polish works for cracks.

 

Are they in the incubator?

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I see veins in all but one egg yesss.gif
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Originally Posted by chonsey View Post
 

I've got La Bresse, Barbezieux, Dk Brahma, Blue Orpingtons, and Black&Blue Copper Maran eggs.

From California, Arizona, Mississippi, & New Jersey.

 

Kept four roosters from last years hatch.  Sure hoping for a lot of hens this year!

 

I have three damaged eggs, does anyone have any suggestions on how to patch them up and hatch successfully?

Where did you get the La Bresse and Barbezieux eggs from?

 

Liquid bandaid for the cracked eggs.

The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

Incu w/ Friends-helpful notes & links

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The voices in my head are fighting again.

 

My imaginary friend is running with scissors, and one of my personalities wandered off.

 

I don't like to think before I speak. I like to be just as surprised as everyone else about what comes out my mouth.

 

Sometimes even I am afraid of the things my mind comes up with.


Complaint & HR Departments for Abi's
 

Incu w/ Friends-helpful notes & links

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Originally Posted by Skitz View Post
 

I have a question for you guys... I've tried using forced air incubators, but it seems like the eggs directly under the fan are cooler than the ones that are not. The rest of the eggs have a 100f temp, while the ones under are 93-95f so what the heck? I am clueless on how to fix this other than turning the fan off and using it as still air. I thought forced air would circulate same temp air throughout ALL the eggs, not just the ones away from the fan. What is your experience with forced air?

 

move the eggs around every two or three days. Most incubators have cold and hot spots.

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Awesome! Funny how information gets skewed. Ah, well, I will endure with my "sooty looking penciled on eggs" through this hatch, and then switch over for January's group!
A great bunch of laying hens - rocks, 'lorpes, orps, EEs, etc, plus our newest grow-outs: Bieles, BCM, CLs,
SRBs, 55s and a brooder full of darling d'Uccles! Oh yeah, there are the humans too!! Awesome adult twin boys, lovely teenaged daughter, and patient husband! Ephesians 4: 32
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A great bunch of laying hens - rocks, 'lorpes, orps, EEs, etc, plus our newest grow-outs: Bieles, BCM, CLs,
SRBs, 55s and a brooder full of darling d'Uccles! Oh yeah, there are the humans too!! Awesome adult twin boys, lovely teenaged daughter, and patient husband! Ephesians 4: 32
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