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

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

  1. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    My phone screen is scratched but please tell me that isnt a crock pot bator
     
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  2. prizepete

    prizepete Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I am going to try Sand paper. I am going to try it and see if it will work
    thanks Ron
    Air cells are iffy. Only two fully rolling air cells i am pretty sure. they sent 9, with 2 rolling and only 3-5 normal air cells I think that If I can just get the Detatched air cell under control they will be ok.

    thanks. As I said I will probably try sandpaper
     
  3. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    Please try dry green scotch bright pads first
     
  4. prizepete

    prizepete Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry this is the first time I have had eggs this bad what are dry green scotch pads?
     
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  5. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    nope brower 11400-3[​IMG]
     
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  6. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks guys, It is 10:41 here and my alarm will go off a little after four so I am off to bed.
    Have a good one.
     
  7. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    The green abrasive dishwashing pads.
    It will knock alot of soil off without as much damage as sandpaper
     
  8. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 On the road again... Premium Member

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    I agree with MotorcycleChick. I think opening the top is fairly negligible for turning. I've got 18 eggs on right now and I candled, turned them and rotated each egg"s position tonight. I take the entire top off while I do it and it stays off for the whole time...lol.

    I closed the lid at 8:55 23 seconds and it was back to normal temps at 9:02 and 20 seconds. The lights shut off at 9:02 and 36 seconds. (I was noting this for another thread...lol) So that was 7 minutes to be back to proper temps. I'm sure the eggs don't change that much. The hen rises up each time she turns her eggs and that it can be 50+ times a day. (Please correct me if I didn't state that correctly)

    If I'm just turning them, it's much quicker. But I usually don't turn the eggs 1/2 a turn, I turn mine just 1/4 a turn. Interesting. The reason I turn only that much is I'm sure I read somewhere about the albumin and the turning?? Hens don't turn the egg much at one time...that's what I'm going by. I think both are fine. I also have an easier time to keep track with the 1/4 turn.

    I always use gloves, nitrile right now because Walmart's been out of the vinyl (twice now!) My candler is a dollar store led flashlight. I may try something brighter.

    [​IMG] I was going to take a better pic..but my phone's dead.
     
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  9. prizepete

    prizepete Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks, i might try that
     
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  10. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Me too, except, when I have them in a turner.

    Got my eggs tonight. Will set them in the morning. Little silkies on the way!
     

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