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The Chicken Coop
When I lived in the UK we kept chickens. Just very recently Jodie asked if we might...
Steve’s Homemade Incubator
We decided to keep chickens recently. City Ordinances duly consulted we were on our way. The...
It's hard to tell from the pic.
Candling before day 7 is always a gamble .... once you see vein development, you will recognise it, and...
If you only want 4 pullets, then around this time of year you can usually buy chicks from local stores.
They might give it to you [IMG]
i dont think it matters if you are a day off...i had eggs in the bator...not knowing they were mallard they stated hatching...
It will be fine. Make sure the fan blows across the surface of the water.
I don't think so.. at that rate, she would not have time to set hardly at all.. 90 x 10 eggs = 900 rolls
Hens turn eggs, on average,...
I'm not going to say this won't work, but you will be compromising the hatch rate even before you start.
If the incubator is the right...
Your *pet peeve* is a very good one [IMG]
I prefer non-viable ..... failure to develop can be caused by a multitude of sins including,...
Generally they hatch within a 24 hour period.
You had a 55% hatch rate, which is *modest*, but give clues that suggest easy...
Well now, that would be high enough for bantams, but not for geese [IMG]
So it depends.
2 3/4" is probably enough clearance for most...
Slight difference here ..... the culled chicks should be counted because poor technique can lead to deformed chicks.
Technique is not...
Ok .... Calibrate them, like this:
Here is what I would do when it arrives:
Set it up in a room with a stable air temp as you can manage. Stick a dozen cheap store eggs...
Never count the clears.
The total eggs developing at day 7, divided by the number of hatched chicks.
So .... 29 / 37 = a respectable...
You can get fertile eggs in some stores. Chino Farms in CA supplies millions per year.
The problem is getting them quickly enough. Farms...
ok, so i set my pekin duck eggs feb 3,
1. Do i count the day i set them in the bator or the next day? i set them at 10 am...
It is worth it for most people. Next to a fan upgrade, an auto-turner is high on the list. Turning eggs gets real old, real fast.
If the wafer doesn't spring a leak, it can last for 20 years.
One thing is sure .... eventually, it WILL spring a leak and fail. There...