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post #371 of 2098

Hi everyone I'm back from my brother's going to get my chores done and I'm going to candle my eggs that are cooking then add my turkeys tomorrow mine really do mostly hatch on day 27 on eggs that have been shipped no biggie leaving them big end up in a turner or carton for a week then turn them it helps with the air cells and I do the dry hatch too-I live where it is dry so I just make sure the humidity stays close to 35% and bump it up to 55% or a little more for hatch.

It costs less to have the very best. Trying to raise Delawares and Marans I also have Silver Penciled Rocks New Hampshires Midget Whites Bourbons and Royal Palms......home of many APHA horses. Breeder of World Champions and Honor Roll Champions and High Point winners. I love to trail ride and camp with my friends.
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It costs less to have the very best. Trying to raise Delawares and Marans I also have Silver Penciled Rocks New Hampshires Midget Whites Bourbons and Royal Palms......home of many APHA horses. Breeder of World Champions and Honor Roll Champions and High Point winners. I love to trail ride and camp with my friends.
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post #372 of 2098
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Originally Posted by Lotsapaints View Post

I do the dry hatch too-I live where it is dry so I just make sure the humidity stays close to 35% and bump it up to 55% or a little more for hatch.


<*taking notes*>

 

 

-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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-- Linda (AKA: gryeyes)
I refuse to fight a battle of wits with an unarmed person.

Buncha Outdoor PET chickens, ducks, five Toulouse geese, and four turkeys....so far. Plus 2 wiener dogs, some bunnies and a rescue cat which owns me. Oh. And a house silkie....

Grab some eggs & Join us! 
Great fun, Great Prizes & GREAT friends! 
5th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-a-long!

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post #373 of 2098
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Originally Posted by gryeyes View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lotsapaints View Post

I do the dry hatch too-I live where it is dry so I just make sure the humidity stays close to 35% and bump it up to 55% or a little more for hatch.


<*taking notes*>

 

 


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             Bourbon Red and Sweetgrass Turkeys

 

             Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex    

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post #374 of 2098

Question for chooks chick and any one with LG experience,

 

I put two thermometers side by side on the egg carton center nesled between the two rows of eggs. The fish tank thermometer reads 100. The human thermometer reads 102.4--this reads and holds the highest temperature.  Is spiking temps normal for the LG?

NPIP Tested Clean

 

             Bourbon Red and Sweetgrass Turkeys

 

             Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex    

D.gif  jumpy.gifD.gif

 

Grow where you are planted. --Unknown

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NPIP Tested Clean

 

             Bourbon Red and Sweetgrass Turkeys

 

             Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex    

D.gif  jumpy.gifD.gif

 

Grow where you are planted. --Unknown

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post #375 of 2098
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Originally Posted by Arielle View Post

Working on setting up the LG for turkey eggs--a challenge. Had to think about the best set up, or rather  what variable will I tweak this time:

 

I tried shipped egg on their sides the first time; this time I'm putting them in egg cartons and let them be for a few days.

 

I have looked into my eggs and don't even see an air cell yet. Is this good? Or bad?

 

ANd yes, I'm going nuts again.


i hardly ever see an air cell in a freshly laid egg.. if the egg is older you probably need a stronger light for candleing

 

I don't have poultry.. I have mini feathered velociraptors
Emu Hatch 2013-2014    Emu Hatch 2013   Emu Hatch 2012   Hatching Muscovy Eggs  Turkey Incubation and Hatching

Sexing Emu Chicks   Our Hoop Coop build   Blowing Out Emu Eggs for Crafting 

 

My Swap Page     

I ignore Trolls, so if I suddenly stop talking to you, it's not that you have won, you're just not worth the effort

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I don't have poultry.. I have mini feathered velociraptors
Emu Hatch 2013-2014    Emu Hatch 2013   Emu Hatch 2012   Hatching Muscovy Eggs  Turkey Incubation and Hatching

Sexing Emu Chicks   Our Hoop Coop build   Blowing Out Emu Eggs for Crafting 

 

My Swap Page     

I ignore Trolls, so if I suddenly stop talking to you, it's not that you have won, you're just not worth the effort

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post #376 of 2098

Here are the 13 Bourbon Red eggs that are now in my incubator!!  woot.gif

 

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suum cuique

 

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suum cuique

 

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post #377 of 2098
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Originally Posted by Arielle View Post

Question for chooks chick and any one with LG experience,

 

I put two thermometers side by side on the egg carton center nesled between the two rows of eggs. The fish tank thermometer reads 100. The human thermometer reads 102.4--this reads and holds the highest temperature.  Is spiking temps normal for the LG?



I have a LG that I modified for hatching emu eggs.. since they are a "thin walled" styro bator I have found that they are affected by the room's temperature that they are in more than a heavily insulated incubator is.. so in other words.. try to keep them in stable room temps and they won't have as big of a temperature swing.. you can insulate them with heavy towels or even a blanket (just be sure to leave the air holes unobstructed if you do insulate it).

 

here in Texas when it gets into the 100's outside I can't use the LG at all (we don't use AC here) .. even with the darn thing turned off it still gets way too hot

I don't have poultry.. I have mini feathered velociraptors
Emu Hatch 2013-2014    Emu Hatch 2013   Emu Hatch 2012   Hatching Muscovy Eggs  Turkey Incubation and Hatching

Sexing Emu Chicks   Our Hoop Coop build   Blowing Out Emu Eggs for Crafting 

 

My Swap Page     

I ignore Trolls, so if I suddenly stop talking to you, it's not that you have won, you're just not worth the effort

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I don't have poultry.. I have mini feathered velociraptors
Emu Hatch 2013-2014    Emu Hatch 2013   Emu Hatch 2012   Hatching Muscovy Eggs  Turkey Incubation and Hatching

Sexing Emu Chicks   Our Hoop Coop build   Blowing Out Emu Eggs for Crafting 

 

My Swap Page     

I ignore Trolls, so if I suddenly stop talking to you, it's not that you have won, you're just not worth the effort

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post #378 of 2098
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Originally Posted by superchemicalgirl View Post

The worst part is I KNOW BETTER THAN THAT BUT I COULDNT CONTROL MYSELF!

 



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Better?

 

Okay, I got my turkey eggs set...............only 27 short days to wait pop.gif

 

Deb

 

The difference between breakfast and chicks, is the temperature you use to "cook" the eggs!

 

What breeds do I have?  More than any sane person would own.

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The difference between breakfast and chicks, is the temperature you use to "cook" the eggs!

 

What breeds do I have?  More than any sane person would own.

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post #379 of 2098
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Originally Posted by yinepu View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by Arielle View Post

Working on setting up the LG for turkey eggs--a challenge. Had to think about the best set up, or rather  what variable will I tweak this time:

 

I tried shipped egg on their sides the first time; this time I'm putting them in egg cartons and let them be for a few days.

 

I have looked into my eggs and don't even see an air cell yet. Is this good? Or bad?

 

ANd yes, I'm going nuts again.


i hardly ever see an air cell in a freshly laid egg.. if the egg is older you probably need a stronger light for candleing

 


How do people see bad air cells on shipped eggs? Or can I assume my air cells are just fine ?

 

NPIP Tested Clean

 

             Bourbon Red and Sweetgrass Turkeys

 

             Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex    

D.gif  jumpy.gifD.gif

 

Grow where you are planted. --Unknown

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NPIP Tested Clean

 

             Bourbon Red and Sweetgrass Turkeys

 

             Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex    

D.gif  jumpy.gifD.gif

 

Grow where you are planted. --Unknown

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post #380 of 2098
Quote:
Originally Posted by yinepu View Post



Quote:
Originally Posted by Arielle View Post

Question for chooks chick and any one with LG experience,

 

I put two thermometers side by side on the egg carton center nesled between the two rows of eggs. The fish tank thermometer reads 100. The human thermometer reads 102.4--this reads and holds the highest temperature.  Is spiking temps normal for the LG?



I have a LG that I modified for hatching emu eggs.. since they are a "thin walled" styro bator I have found that they are affected by the room's temperature that they are in more than a heavily insulated incubator is.. so in other words.. try to keep them in stable room temps and they won't have as big of a temperature swing.. you can insulate them with heavy towels or even a blanket (just be sure to leave the air holes unobstructed if you do insulate it).

 

here in Texas when it gets into the 100's outside I can't use the LG at all (we don't use AC here) .. even with the darn thing turned off it still gets way too hot


I'm envisioning applying spray foam!  Do you think the PC fan is having a negative effect on the LG, would still air be better? Meaning shut off the fan. 

 

PS I have not set the eggs yet until I get this set up to my satisfaction. Patience.

 

NPIP Tested Clean

 

             Bourbon Red and Sweetgrass Turkeys

 

             Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex    

D.gif  jumpy.gifD.gif

 

Grow where you are planted. --Unknown

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NPIP Tested Clean

 

             Bourbon Red and Sweetgrass Turkeys

 

             Black Copper Marans, Buff Orpingtons and Speckled Sussex    

D.gif  jumpy.gifD.gif

 

Grow where you are planted. --Unknown

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