Originally Posted by java girl 2
ok I am getting some chicks at TSC tomorrow and they have Black Australorp and Barred Rock chicks. so here is my Q, of the two breeds here which one is the better one for laying eggs and meat??? oh, and which one is more friendly?? I do not keep mean roosters
I have BA hens from MM a hatchery. Small girls, one went broody last year and hatched a zillion eggs. Quiet easy going, not really noticeable. Not firendly, not unfriendly. Definitely more egg layers.
Have a friend with breeder quality BR, he likes the fast growth and heavier muscling.
Originally Posted by Wisher1000
In case anyone is wondering, it takes a day and a half of doing almost NOTHING ELSE to start at post 1 and read through page 318.
I am going to the school tomorrow and check out the eggs in my bator there. I will have to decide what to do with the eggs then but hopefully I can bring the bator home to clean and calibrate for the big day. It is a Hovabator (stryo) that was given to me and I have never done a complete hatch with it.
Can anyone explain how a wafer thermostat works? I really like to understand things so if there is a problem, I can better figure out how to correct it. I also want to hear people's methods for sanitizing the inside of a stryo and the heating element, wires, etc.
. As for the cleaning, I put mine in the bathtub and soak the bottom including the screen. I scrub the screen as there are little bits that dry on. Rinse with fresh water and let dry. As for the top with the electrical, it is not to get wet so I have not found a satisfactory way to clean it. Perhaps putting chlorinated water in the bottom half and setting the top on and the vapors dis infect it. Really don't know if the electrical parts are negatively effected. LIke I said I don't clean it for that reason.Perhaps lay it out in the sun.