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  1. theresam22

    Tolbunt Polish

    If you're talking to me :-) Mine came from Oregon. I saw those too and thought the same thing!
  2. theresam22

    Tolbunt Polish

    Thanks, it's really too bad people are dishonest and use pictures of birds that are not theirs to mislead people. I bought from a person with good stock. But it's good to let everyone know to be careful of that!!
  3. theresam22

    Tolbunt Polish

    Thanks, once again, for explaining. I've just heard that you weren't supposed to do it. But I always am interested to know why! :-0
  4. theresam22

    Tolbunt Polish

    Thank you! I really appreciate your insight! Happy to see a little dark in some oh the white heads. Love these chicks, but may have more frizzles than smooth not quite sure yet. No experience yet with frizzles What happens breeding frizzle to frizzle?
  5. theresam22

    Tolbunt Polish

    Hi! I'm new to tolbunts. Only recently discovered them, then, well, I accidentally bought some eggs off ebay from someone who had the nicest looking birds on there as far as my tolbunt ignorance could tell. This weekend 5 of the 8 eggs hatched, much to my glee! Anyway, now I could really use...
  6. theresam22

    THE Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco Thread; Hatches, etc. (PICS)

    Love my two Brinsea Eco 20's! Only one has a turner, and I do fine with manually turning the other. So easy. BUT, I wondered,if anyone happens to have a broken or reasonably-priced spare auto-turn cradle laying around that they'd like to part with, I'd like to buy it! Please PM me. I'm still...
  7. theresam22

    Wanted-Your Spare or Non-Working Brinsea Auto Turn Cradle

    I'm looking to buy a Brinsea auto turn cradle to fit the Eco/Advance 20 octagon incubator. If you have a reasonably-priced spare or non-working one laying around, I'd really like to buy it! Just tell me what you have and how much you want for it.Thanks!
  8. theresam22

    Incubators Anonymous

    I managed to accidentally buy 6 more midget white turkey eggs on ebay. I didn't expect to win, but I couldn't not bid....and I won. Oooops.... So I set them last night at midnight and am hoping for a hatch like Ladycat's recent one! Hatched seven quail and they're running around like...
  9. theresam22

    Incubators Anonymous

    Ooops, my bad. But hey, it's only fair to share. Life has not been the same since I found out about it...I have poultry everywhere, silkies, bantam wyandottes, bantam cochins, more silkies, ducks, (I didn't even think to really want ducks!) a turkey, nope, I tell myself, these are the last...
  10. theresam22

    Incubators Anonymous

    Well done! One bid...Gotta love it! I'd take that as a sign that you were indeed suffering from an acute case of quail deficiency. You know you really don't want to mess around with this condition. The blackout should have been the first clue. Happy to hear you are on your way to temporarily...
  11. theresam22

    Incubators Anonymous

    Well, this is what I do when i can't decide....Do BOTH! I have Texas a&m coturnix, superb layers, great hatch rates when I've set eggs, just set some more last night...I've been tempted by the snowflake bobwhites. So many choices! Isn't it GREAT????
  12. theresam22

    Incubators Anonymous

    You are a shipped turkey egg hatching god-dessss! Way to go! What kind of turkey's? Please share your incubation stats: temp, humidity, turning, when did you lockdown, did you lower the temp towards the hatch, etc. etc. etc...Inquiring minds want to know! I have that bator too and hatched...
  13. theresam22

    Incubators Anonymous

    I believe there are no accidents. It was definitely a sign. And permission to get a bigger 'bator. You'll need more eggs to fill that brooder with chicks! It's not right to let all that nice space go to waste.
  14. theresam22

    Incubators Anonymous

    I got one batch of midget whites off ebay. Ordered 8,received 8. Box was all dented and damaged on the outside and the postmaster was so apologetic. The eggs were well packed, but two were broken, so I set the remaining 6, even though they had damaged or rolling air cells. Four of those six...
  15. theresam22

    Incubators Anonymous

    Hatch update - thrilled to say it's looking good for my 10 locked down silkie eggs! Two out, (one last night, one super early this morning), at least 4 pipped and I think at least one wiggler. I can't see in there very well, and the hatched ones moving makes it hard to confirm wiggling eggs. All...
  16. theresam22

    Incubators Anonymous

    Based on the excellent details you provided it sounds like humidity issues. Despite all the books saying run bators in the 40 most of us try for the twenties and low thirties. Also make sure the vent plugs are out during the last half of the hatch. Humidity is a killer. You can try weighing...
  17. theresam22

    Incubators Anonymous

    I've done some between 30% and 40% and some 40% to 50%, raising to 60-65% at lockdown. I've had some on the automatic cradle turner thingy and others that I have turned 3-5 times a day by tilting the brinsea and twisting the lid on the turn-x. The last batch of silkies I opened the turn-x and...
  18. theresam22

    Incubators Anonymous

    Getting ready to lockdown shipped silkies tomorrow. I have been madly incubating away since January. I have lost way too many that look to have died at lockdown. About half hatch. The rest die prior to internally pipping or when they have yolk left that is about the size of a slice of small...
  19. theresam22

    Looking for testers.

    I candled mine tonight. Six nights in the bator. Four have definitely started growing! The one with the bad air cell damage looks to have not started. I can't tell for sure about the last one, as the shell has some shading that makes it hard to see for sure. It might have quit? No fertility...
  20. theresam22

    Incubators Anonymous

    I thought the air cells looked ok in that batch although two were noticeably smaller, but not SMALL small. I neglected to mark those two though.This chick was zipping at on odd angle, not directly around the shell, but more in an oval track, if that makes any sense. So my next batch is at 55% in...
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