2015 HALLOWEEN Hatch-a-Long, Join us IF YOU DARE!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Sep 15, 2015.

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  1. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    DAVE!!!! There you are! where you hanging out? I found an interesting read for you, I have it stored in my gazillion links somewheres!! I will look for it tomorrow, it was funny and interesting so I saved it to share!
     
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    youngchooklover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Random but some how I always get white Silkies but I have no white Silkies.[​IMG] My rooster is brown and my hens are black.
     
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    storminthenight Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well the Brinsea should arrive tomorrow! Anyone have any experience with them? It's an Octogon 20 advanced. I'm wondering if I should trust the temperature on the display or if I should be worried at all that it might be off!
     
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    You should always check the temperature--It is very important compared to humidity.

    Temps need to stay within one degree of 99.5
    Humidity can be in a range of about 20% so not as critical.
     
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    storminthenight Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right, I wasn't sure how accurate the reading on the unit is though, I would hope considering how much it cost it would be pretty accurate, but all I've ever used is styrofoam, I want my first hatch to be a success.
    If I don't trust the digital read out, what do I use?
     
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    orumpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Joining!
     
  9. Frindizzle

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    @Sally Sunshine I just got new chickens, but I'm sure going to be following this Hatch-A-Long! Thanks for inviting me. :)
     
  10. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    I use a brinsea spot check--it goes into the air vent on top.

    Mine is very accurate but you should always test a new incubator. GQF sold a batch of Genesis 1588 incubators that were 2 degrees low. It messed up a lot of peoples hatches. GQF replaced them if you had one though.
     
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