Originally Posted by pickledchicken
Matlock the hatch cam is way cool if i'm not watching mine hatch i'm watching yours. I noticed to that your hatch date is at 10 pm that is the exact time I set mine too ! I have had 13 pop out thus far and things have kinda slowed down now. I can see where this could become habit forming its been a blast
LOL... Ain't it funny how chicken people just find a way of finding each other!
Mine are hatching out just great and I'm pretty happy. I guess I finally ( on my seventh ) hatch got everything dialed in. I am more than happy with my home made bator, and I've hatched several, several chicks from it. I'm fairly envious of your high capacity bator you made, and all at the same time happy with mine that I made that can hatch a couple dozen pretty easily. Where I hurt at is housing for all the different breeds I want to hatch. I think I might go with a central house and separate the runs for the banties I've been hatching, but as far as standards go, I'm gonna stick with my RIR and Possibly these Swedish Flower Hens I'm hatching now.
I so enjoy the hatch cam myself while I'm at work since I'm behind a computer anyway, and my kids have gained popularity by showing them off in their classes at school as well. I've broadcast hatches from that same web address for my last 4 times, and I've got over 2500 views on it. It's been great each time. And I love that my 10 and 8 year olds can go to school and explain the whole process that happens when a chick forms in the egg and hatches.
I want to get a hatchery started here in mid tn that is legit and ships egg/chicks to at least the 48 touching states, and more obviously, serves the locals. If you ever find yourself feeling the same way and want a business manager, please keep me in mind...I already tried Donna and got refused for understandable reasons.