A Bielefelder Thread !

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by faysel, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. texasmomma

    texasmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do about 30-40% for the first 18 days and then up to 65%, when I can get the humidity to do what it's supposed to do.

    I really miss my Brinsea and I think you can't go wrong with any of them. My mini advance has been a workhorse.
     
  2. texasmomma

    texasmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chick pics!

    The majority of the these are a bielefelder X cream legbar cross.

    A couple of bielefelders.

    The three in the incubator are my sick bay. LOL The tiny one was shrink wrapped and it looks like I need to bandaid her feet. The other two had/have splay legs and get picked on when I put them in the general population. ;/

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  3. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    My thermostat reads the humidity and it says LO so it can't even register the humidity. So mine is under 20%. I used to keep it at 30% but then I just gave up didn't seem to make a difference one way or the other.
     
  4. texasmomma

    texasmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's good to know.

    I think all of my bielefelder eggs left are dead. :(
     
  5. DesertChic

    DesertChic Overrun With Chickens

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    That's actually similar to what I did with this Biel hatch, but I started by weighing the eggs before putting them in the incubator and then with every candling and adjusted the humidity based upon the amount of weight lost. Up through day 18 I kept my humidity around 45% on average and then raised it to 65-70% for lockdown. It wasn't quite a "dry" incubation, but it was drier than I'd previously done, and I had a 100% hatch rate of the eggs I'd locked down.
     
  6. jbkirk

    jbkirk A Learning Breeder

    I also did this my first time for my last hatch.
    I had 10/12 make it to lockdown(1 was accidental cracked and would have made it other wise)
    I had 8/10 make it out of the Incubator ( I didn't wait long enough for the last two)
    So basically if I didn't accidentally crack 1 and get impatient with the last 2 I would have had 11/12 hatch.
    All the other hatches I've previously done were at 45% or lower.
     
  7. DAYDRINKER

    DAYDRINKER Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just hatched 4 of 13 bielefelder eggs i had posted to me in NY from NC. Two males.
     
  8. jbkirk

    jbkirk A Learning Breeder

    Oh well, at least you had a better % than @DesertChic
     
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  9. Chickielady

    Chickielady Spiritwood Farms Premium Member

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    OH I LOVE THESE BIRDS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![​IMG]
     
  10. Chickielady

    Chickielady Spiritwood Farms Premium Member

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    where are you ?
     

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