Wanted to share some current photos of the SFH. Now I just need to get a not-too-closely-related boy :D
The younger kiddos @ 40 weeks.
This girl still isn't showing a lot of flowers.
I call this girl Sally (as in "Sally Sunshine"). She is the first to do everything...always the most curious and quite an enjoyable personality. She does not have any tan...only black with white flowering. Sally likes to stand on the water bucket.
I call this girl "Shay". She has tan on the neck. (FYI - the girl in the background is a BA/SFH mix; the roo was crested. She's a spunky little thing.
This girl (Emma) is 2 yo.
Lovely colors, just adore them!
I have put off setting my Emu eggs because of my incubator construction.
Well it's complete but I'm in desperate need of someone providing any feedback or advice!! Please! My goal is to have them set by Friday morning the absolute latest!
Pics provided. I know @birdman55 has built one or several. Not sure who else.
1st and most important at this time is the smell! I have checked over and over that it isn't something melting and it was there the moment I turned the lights and fans on. It surprises me how strong the smell is and makes me concerned that it will cause issues with the development of the embryos.
I know plenty of these coolerbators hatch chick's. Is it the cooler I got or is it truly Normal.
Temps are stable.
In the meantime I candle the shipped eggs. They are day 14 tomorrow and of the 15 NN shipped I have 12 alive and well. I do have 3 of those with funky air cells. They dip pretty far down on one side. I am going to turn the turner off at day 16 and hatch upright which I've never done before. 2 of the 8 set silkie eggs are still alive too which were pullet eggs.
Now one of those girls decided to sit so I stuck about 8 more silkie eggs under her! Lol!
Turn it on, let it run and keep opening every so often, the odors should subside. Adding the heat, and it having been new there is all those chemical odors that need to air out. I noticed some when I did mine but they dissipated in a few days
LOL I bet its her new bunny!