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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    I bet you will have a better hatch this year!
    Did you save the link with parts that I posted? If not let me know and I will find it for you. I think it was a Sears site and they sold the parts.

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  2. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try calling your local county extension. Maybe they've got one you can borrow?
     
  3. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    @Sally Sunshinesorry to bother you again, but do you think it is the element, and do you know what I could get and where to replace it? Like building a coolerbator one?
     
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  4. daxigait

    daxigait Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    @ronott1 I have it, but a lot are unavailable or would take too long. I know they had wafers, but I am not sure about the heating element. Thanks
    I checked and they wanted 54 dollars. I can buy a new one for close to that or a bunch of chicks;)
     
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  5. simplestupid

    simplestupid Out Of The Brooder

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    Nice DIY bator! Best of luck
     
  6. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    You can use a volt ohm meter to check if power is getting to the element. If it is, then the element is bad.

    One thing to do would be to verify that the connections are tight and that no wires are broken. They can sometimes break inside the insulation.
     
  7. rj122

    rj122 Out Of The Brooder

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    38 eggs going! I have had chickens for several years, but this is my very first attempt at hatching! Finished finalizing adjustments on my homemade incubator about 1am last night. Temp is set at 100 with a 1 degree differential, humidity is running about 45/50. I read through this site and used all the amazing information to guide me in the assembly of my incubator. I used 2" 2x4 Foam Boards from Homedepot, cut them on a table saw and used a hot glue gun to built the box. Purchased thermostat and auto turner off amazon along with a few other parts. I hope it works!!

    Most of the eggs I collected are Americana's and Buff Brahmas, I have two coops, one with an Americana Rooster and Americana hens along with a few RIR, so the blue eggs I know are from my American Hens and American Rooster, and the Brown eggs are a mix from the RIR and my American Rooster. The Brahma rooster and hens I keep in an entirely different coop, because don't want to mix my Brahmas.

    I labeled my eggs by date I collected (started 7 days prior to today)- Breed - and number collected. 5-B-1 is one a Brahma eggs collected on the 5th of December and 5-B-2 is the second Brahma egg collected on December 5th. I don't know if there is a typical way of labeling eggs, if there is, please share. I wanted to be able to document the hate rate and breed by collection date. Let the learning curve begin!


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  8. simplestupid

    simplestupid Out Of The Brooder

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    Did you try Incubator Warehouse they have all kinds of parts and one year warranty.
     
  9. rj122

    rj122 Out Of The Brooder

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    Guess which egg my grandson is watching, although I hope "Leonardo" is a hen!



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  10. bamadude

    bamadude Overrun With Chickens

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    Awesome ninja turtle
     

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