“Share Helpful Backyard Poultry TIPS” a Random Posting CONTEST Thread ~ Hosts, Mike & Sally

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  1. Sally Sunshine

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    "cabbage swing" by mlowen
    To occupy penned up chickens.
    Drill 3/8" tunnel through the cabbage core, fashion a "needle" with coat hanger wire,
    and thread the chain through the cabbage. Hang it from a rafter.





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  3. BantyChooks

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    Totally doing this! :thumbsup
    Lemme think for a minute, lol.....
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  4. Sally Sunshine

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  5. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Go Habs Go Premium Member

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    'Twasnt all mine, Bamadude gave me the idea!! :lau
    I think all of us get our ideas from somewhere...

    *think think think think think*
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  6. Sally Sunshine

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  7. BantyChooks

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    True.... Fergot that'n! Hold on a sec....
     
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  8. BantyChooks

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    Here's my cardboard support to raise the level of my thermometer in my incubator to ensure correct readings..... Made with cardboard, sticky tac, and scissors. Complicated, right? :lau
    I am on day 4 of my incubation with it in and have been thrilled!
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  9. Sally Sunshine

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    [​IMG]Incubators with fans and without fans need to run at DIFFERENT TEMPS! post #31175









    when using a Still Air incubator (no fan) at 102º F. KEEP READING WHERE TO SET THE THERMOMETERS...........

    The reason for different temperatures is that with a fan model the circulating air warms all around the egg while still air temperatures are warmer at the top of the egg than at the bottom. The temperature is measured at the level where the embryos develop (at the top of the HORIZONTAL egg). NOTE: If the eggs are in vertical position, elevate the thermometer just below the top of the egg. The temperature is measured at the level where the embryos develop (at the top of the egg). Never allow the thermometer to touch the eggs or incubator because incorrect readings can result.

    A high temperature tends to produce early hatches. A consistently cooler temperature tends to increase incubation times and produce weakened chicks. In both cases the total chicks hatched will be reduced. Prepare your incubator and run it for several days before adding eggs, to be positive you are maintaining correct incubation temperature. NOTE: It is common that when adding eggs the temperature will drop but should come back up to correct temperature within an hour or two. Don’t rest the thermometer's bulb touching the eggs or the incubator. Incorrect readings will result. Did you know that 10/13 day old embryos begin to produce excess heat in the incubator? Most large commercial incubators will spend more time cooling than heating!
     
  10. MotorcycleChick

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    Don't crack open a viable egg that has been incubating for two weeks. The chick will die.
     
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