7th Annual BYC New Year's Day 2016 Hatch-A-Long

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by ronott1, Nov 10, 2015.

  1. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    The premier1 is very nice. I like it better than the brinsea brooder plates.
     
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  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I decided to put my eggs in cartons with bottoms cut out, then instead of turning I will tilt the cartons a few times a day. I have incubated 6/6 in cartons before, but at lock down I like to lay them out. I have 2 thermometers to make sure no cold spots, my water dish has a penny in it, Sally's idea. this is the size water dish I use till lock down, I just fill it as I go.
     
  3. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    She's so darn cute! She has yellow eyebrows, and little tufts like an old mans cheeks.
    5 perfect toes.

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  4. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does the penny do?
     
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    copper (before 1982) penny sterilizes the water.
     
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  6. Sally Sunshine

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

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    KEEPING MOLD and BACTERIAL post #1644 INCUBATION w/Friends Thread
    from growing in water WELLS during incubation ~
    TIPS from the diary thread...........
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    just a few Copper pennies dropped in the water wells
    can prevent bacteria etc. from growing in them!
    USE pennies Created BEFORE 1982 thanks to @Sparkypatriot15 [​IMG]

    Historically, copper has been used as a way to control microbial contamination, including that of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Ancient civilizations including the Aztecs, Greeks and Romans used copper as a topical treatment for skin diseases and wounds, and copper vessels have long been safely used to store water and other foods.


    Coins before 1982 were 95+ percent copper according to the U.S. Mint website. It is pennies after 1982 that consist of a copper plated zinc core.







    USE DISTILLED WATER

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    Try to use other methods to add humidity
    to the incubator INSTEAD of the wells UNTIL lockdown
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    add water containers ABOVE in different sizes so you can remove and add as needed
    if you have a turner, be creative and find small salad containers with lids cut holes in the tops and fit them into an egg slot so they dont spill and turn with the turner! think out of the box!


    MORE HELPFUL TIPS INCUBATING w/FRIENDS! post #2
     
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  7. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    I tried incubating in cartons when I was using a little giant incubator. My hatch rates were 30% better laying the eggs flat and rolling them every 6-8 hours. The copper idea is cool
     
  8. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Sally and bama have eggs on the way!!!!
     
  9. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    Lmbo
     
  10. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    I have checked the tracking number about 6 times already today
     

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