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200_s.gif#47 Do not do that again

Halfway Ranch Mossyrock, Wa

8 cats, 5 dogs, Barred Rocks, Easter Egger, Olive Egger

F-1 cockerel,

 3 bat crazy people

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Halfway Ranch Mossyrock, Wa

8 cats, 5 dogs, Barred Rocks, Easter Egger, Olive Egger

F-1 cockerel,

 3 bat crazy people

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post #872 of 3595
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Originally Posted by theceltichorse View Post

That's it.. Never again!!!
I'm too kindhearted.
Yesterday it was so cold out that I took a man into my home out of kindness of my heart. I felt so sorry for him. Poor thing was just standing out in the cold wind shaking so bad. This morning he had just vanished. Not a word. Not even a goodbye or a thank you for sheltering him.
I then realized he had peed all over the living room floor! That's the thank you I get for being good to people.
So I'm warning all my friends to watch out for this guy. He is heavy set, wearing nothing but a scarf, he has a nose that looks like a carrot, two black eyes, and his arms are so skinny they look like sticks. Don't bring him into your house!
Hope this made you smile like me...
Merry Christmas! 🎄


Good one, thanks for sharing!

post #873 of 3595
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Originally Posted by cree57i View Post
 

                                       Back and Forth, Back and Forth, to hatch or not to hatch, what's my answer to be????

 

 

 

WOO HOO!!! I GET TO HATCH!:yesss:

 

Got nearly 20 chicks brooding in the house and DH was seriously asking if I had lost my mind... BUT, :weee:weee

 

I got 9 of them a new home and a pre-order for 6 that aren't hatched yet, today.

 

Will be setting 22 Silverudd's Blue and my 2 new layer Silver Ameraucana eggs. (your fault @Cynthia12):yiipchick Time to heat up the bator!

 

 

 

Who........?   Me?  Myself?   He he...glad you get to hatch!!   :bun    :bun   :ya  :ya  :bun   :bun 


Edited by Cynthia12 - 12/12/16 at 9:29pm
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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post #874 of 3595
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Originally Posted by penny1960 View Post
 

200_s.gif#47 Do not do that again


I got his name before I brought him in. It was Frosty. :lau

post #875 of 3595

very funny

Halfway Ranch Mossyrock, Wa

8 cats, 5 dogs, Barred Rocks, Easter Egger, Olive Egger

F-1 cockerel,

 3 bat crazy people

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Halfway Ranch Mossyrock, Wa

8 cats, 5 dogs, Barred Rocks, Easter Egger, Olive Egger

F-1 cockerel,

 3 bat crazy people

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post #876 of 3595
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Originally Posted by Jessimom View Post
 

I absolutely LOVE my Brinsea.  I love it so much I bought a second one.  I hate the rails, I prefer to just stagger the eggs and fit in as many as possible. I cut the little foamy pieces into sections big enough to prop up any small eggs, or the ends of each row.  I also HATE cleaning the top of the Brinsea.  You need to take out 14 screws, I always seem to put it back on backwards, have to take it off again, and turn it around.  That is WAY too many screws.  The fans inside the top are tough to clean as well

 

But I love the humidity pump - it makes it hands off for me.  I just have to make sure the reservoir doesn't empty.  I also found out the table the bator is sitting on is not quite level, so the water just pours out. It has to be perfectly level.   I went from hatching 50 - 70% in my LG, to 95 -100% on my own eggs (when I had a rooster) and 70 - 90 % for shipped eggs.  My LG I could never keep the water levels even - there was either way too much, but it dried out too fast.  I would have to add water 2 to 3 times per day.  I hated that.   Now, I fill the water bucket maybe 2 times per hatch.  

 

I still have the LG, and I will use it some times when I have staggered hatches, I"ll move out the early eggs over to the LG, hatch in the Brinsea, clean it and move the eggs back over.  

 

 

    I like you idea of taking those racks out.  Easier to turn I'm sure!  

 

So, you think that keeping the humidity level...ummm...level, is really important even in the early stages?   I find that doing it low has worked both ways in hatching.  Some good, some not.  :/    

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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post #877 of 3595
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Originally Posted by theceltichorse View Post

That's it.. Never again!!!
I'm too kindhearted.
Yesterday it was so cold out that I took a man into my home out of kindness of my heart. I felt so sorry for him. Poor thing was just standing out in the cold wind shaking so bad. This morning he had just vanished. Not a word. Not even a goodbye or a thank you for sheltering him.
I then realized he had peed all over the living room floor! That's the thank you I get for being good to people.
So I'm warning all my friends to watch out for this guy. He is heavy set, wearing nothing but a scarf, he has a nose that looks like a carrot, two black eyes, and his arms are so skinny they look like sticks. Don't bring him into your house!
Hope this made you smile like me...
Merry Christmas! 🎄
Thats cute!! At first i was like what?? Omg he robbed them, why would they let him stay with them? Then as it went on i finally figured it out lol Good one big_smile.png
post #878 of 3595
 
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Originally Posted by lpyrbby View Post

This is my IncuView incubator and setup, not Brinsea wink.png Although, it was kinda in the price range of a Brinsea lol



I acquired a large animal cage by Living World and am hoping to make it the brooder. I have an electric hen on the way. 

Below, you can kinda see how things are pairing up at the moment. Whenever I need to add water, I try to straighten out the eggs. They do tend to roll however the want to in the tray. 




I cant wait to see how well it does, I have been torn between buying the incuview and the brinsea, Ive heard good things about both of them!

I did say Brinsea, didn't I? :th  Why I wrote Brinsea...I will never know...lol.

Wow, you are super high tech there. WAY beyond my knowledge base. Lovely setup and lovely view!

In my mind I was thinking this type of thermometer...:gig:idunno

 

 

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I cant wait to see how well it does, I have been torn between buying the incuview and the brinsea, Ive heard good things about both of them!

Let's just try not to judge the success on what I actually have hatch, if anything  :lol: There could be a TON of user error here. After reading the whole thread on the IncuView and having a friend who has it and loves it, it made sense to me to fork out the money for it. That VIEW! I'm going to TRY to wait until Saturday to candle them. In the meantime, I'm going to go back to that thread and see if there are any notes from others that might help me out. 

Don't worry, you'll do fine.  Everyone will do fine.  :thumbsup

Barring a temperature spike or something major...the embryos are pretty darn amazing and can make it through a lot of stuff. It's best not to sweat the small stuff. If the eggs are meant to hatch, they'll usually hatch. Sometimes they just aren't meant to hatch and it's unfortunate when that happens. Every hatch is more experience to apply to the next hatch.:)

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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post #879 of 3595
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Originally Posted by N F C View Post
 
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Originally Posted by lpyrbby View Post
 

I'll be sure to update :) I have a big girl camera so hopefully I can get some better shots with it than with my cell phone. As a budding photographer, that's another thing I'm super excited about - taking chick photos! That's if I survive the next 20 days...

 

That's why I'm here...for the chick photos! 

Cuteness over load!  Can't wait either...:woot

 

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Originally Posted by cree57i View Post
 

                                       Back and Forth, Back and Forth, to hatch or not to hatch, what's my answer to be????

 

 

 

WOO HOO!!! I GET TO HATCH!:yesss:

 

Got nearly 20 chicks brooding in the house and DH was seriously asking if I had lost my mind... BUT, :weee:weee

 

I got 9 of them a new home and a pre-order for 6 that aren't hatched yet, today.

 

Will be setting 22 Silverudd's Blue and my 2 new layer Silver Ameraucana eggs. (your fault @Cynthia12):yiipchick Time to heat up the bator!

That's fantastic! :woot

 

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Originally Posted by Hinotori View Post

A second silkie went broody today so that is one more mama to help raise chicks.

That's excellent! :woot

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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post #880 of 3595
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Originally Posted by Cynthia12 View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Skitz View Post

Day 1! 20 more to go lol

 

  I have less than that for my silkies..so there!

 

 

Thinking I don't have the Trader Joe's eggs to worry about.  :( 

I was hoping it was going to be a different outcome with your Trader Joe eggs. :/

I'm sorry it isn't working out. :hugs   Looking forward to seeing those Silkie chicks! ;)

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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