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

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

  1. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I don't breed. I haven't kept a SG through the winter yet. I can't keep roosters, I do occasionally just to get some hens bred, but not the SG's and silkies..then I sell the roosters, or they go to a friend.
     
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    There is only a youtube on it. Will see if I can find it. It only shows how to use it though, didn't catch if there are any other questions on it. All I know is, that thing holds the temp and humidity great! The beeping is what got on my nerves. It beeps if it thinks the humidity is too low. Every time the bator is open it will be beep. And oh!
    Watch those turners. They quit on a lot of folks. I swear I didn't notice for a while, just thought at first that my turner was always in the same place ever time I took a look through the sides, then it hit me. So I checked in about a half an hr. to make sure, nope, wasn't working. My hubby looked at it and said something about how they did the motor wrong..plus, it's flimsy, can't hold too many eggs..and I had a lot in there. I just bought a different turner, my hubby made a notch in it for the turner, and things were good from there. No notch on it because of how they have it wired inside for the turner.
     
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    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    Won't know for sure until Sunday but I'll let you know :) (2 days grace period, right?)
     
  4. Cynthia12

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    To change the time of days, hold that green button down for it for 5 seconds, it will go to 0.
     
  5. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    That is for setting--longer for letting me know the number set.
     
  6. Cynthia12

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    Those look nice! I love love the browns. Shoot, Michigan is one of those places I don't dare order from. Takes too long, or they get lost, or they come looking not so great. :/
     
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    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    Cheater is right! [​IMG]
     
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    Now that's nice!
     
  9. Cynthia12

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    I'm just catching up here, so everything I'm writing to people have probably been answered in some way or another...here's what I do with my bators, wash them in a bleach solution like you, turn the heat up real high to dry it out..and it helps to get that steam up to the top of the bator for cleaning.
    Those stains won't hurt anything..and....I don't put water in the bator the first 5 days, or even longer. I watch the air cells, when I see them where I pretty much want them, then I add water in one of the funnels. I keep it around low 30's. Then, the last week, around low 40's. Then, at lock down, low 60's. These styrofoams have been working like a charm for me. :)
     
  10. KYTinpusher

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    I haven't been over there myself. I think that being a hatchaholic is perfectly normal! [​IMG] [​IMG] After all, who wouldn't want cute little fuzzybutts running around all the time? [​IMG]
     

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