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

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

  1. Saris

    Saris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess I was just worried since the stains weren't there when I set it up on the 9th. The holes are clear. Thanks for the help and for calming my worries. I'm off to get more eggs now to fill it. Hooray!
     
  2. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Does anyone know which part I need to replace? I have an old Brower 11400-3. Yesterday I turned it on and it heated to 101. I adjusted the temp thing and went to bed. This morning the light was still on but it was not heating. It was down to 80, and nothing felt warm. I could move the temp setting up and down, and it would click the light on and off, but nothing was generating heat.[​IMG]
     
  3. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    If you cannot get it working, check with your local 4-H office---They usually will have an incubator that you can use.
     
  4. venymae

    venymae Prairie Wind

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    did you give it an hour or two to adjust? You should have temp at 102 for still air.
     
  5. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Last night it was just a bit low after four hours so I bumped it up a bit and went to bed. When I got up it was down to 80 with the light on, but nothing felt warm. I could move it down and the light went off and up and it came on, but forty minutes later nothing felt warm the light was on, and it was two degrees cooler.
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    That's at the top of the egg.

    High temp is much more damaging than low.

    No I don't put a guard around it. They're pretty smart. If they did get close, they would be too hot and move away. When kids burn their fingers on the stove, they don't touch it any more.
     
  7. venymae

    venymae Prairie Wind

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    Bummer: ( I'm guessing if the light still comes on its the heating element, but I really don't know.. I'm just guessing.
     
  8. darkbluespace

    darkbluespace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am setting eggs today!!!! I went and picked up 18 silkie eggs and I have 3 Serama eggs. I can't wait for New Years babies!! Last year my shipped eggs were a bust :(
     
  9. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That is my guess too, the next question is where to get one that works or just forget it for now.
     
  10. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    best of luck to you. My poor eggs may stay just that now.
    Now I have the opposite problem of gonzo who has a working Bator and no eggs.
     

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