Australia - Six states..and that funny little island.

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by duckyfromoz, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. SydneyChickens

    SydneyChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sooooo incubator works like a dream and today I set 12 Silkie eggs for a trial run.. Two eggs had some poop on them :/ I know it can be dangerous but I couldn't get what was left off is this amount on the two egg pics dangerous?

    Sydney ppl! I've driven from manly to Taree to penrith toooo Wollongong all to get the purebreds I wanted because all Sydney has is two places selling isa browns really then I was horrified by the health of some of the chooks so I will be hatching and selling purebreds from Frenchs Forest area.. Not doing big numbers yet as I wanna make sure I'm doing it right first but hopefully in 4 months time ill have some chooks to sell.. I won't sell before 3 months because I hate how ppl buy them early then have to change or swop roosters around.. Once chooks leave I unfortunately won't have them back and risk the health of others so selling them when I can sex them is what ill be doing.
     
  2. Pinky Macgyver

    Pinky Macgyver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nope, these will be her first. I really hope she hatches a girl that I can keep :) I have some of her chicks already but would be wonderful to keep one raised by momma :)
     
  3. SydneyChickens

    SydneyChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poop eggs..

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    UP AND RUNNING! SO exciting!

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  4. Zerinala

    Zerinala Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi guys, I'm after some advice again.

    i bought a Janoel Incubator off ebay, before reading that most people say they are crap :S

    Anyways, I got some eggs that are already at day 17 and put them in my incubator, but i can't get the humidity up!!!

    I have put in shallow containers with water to increase the amount of water surface but it still won't go up. I am using the Janoel 24 egg incubator & a ReptaHydro Hydrometer. I have put the listed amount of water in tank 1 and 2. I have the little ventilation hole closed. It is sitting at 37.5 deg and 45% humidity. It is now day 18 and I cant raise the humidity like i need to.

    PLEASE HELP!!!
     
  5. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    Very industrious Sam.
     
  6. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    Sydney, they should be fine, just remember to disinfect the entire unit before you set the next batch.[​IMG]
     
  7. Fancychooklady

    Fancychooklady Chicken Obsessed

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    Are you sure that the reading you are getting is accurate ? If there is room add another shallow water dish, fill the water tanks and keep the lid closed.
     
  8. Zerinala

    Zerinala Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know if its acurate. I only have 1 hydrometer so I go off what it says. I'm soooo worried they won't make it because I don't know what I'm doing :(
    I already have 3 extra water dishes in there. no room for more.
     
  9. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    You can calibrate the hygrometer. I've forgotten how but read about it when we set our hermit crabs up. Something about a bag and salt or such and a reading it should give so you know how far you are out if that isn't what it reads. Google should find you instructions though.

    At least then you know if its the humidity out or just the meter.
     
  10. Pinky Macgyver

    Pinky Macgyver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when I bought my incubator from bellsouth, the people there said that you can keep it at forty-five for the entire time. I suspect the hygrometer isn't reading correctly but as long as it's forty-five or above they should be fine. I'd make sure you still have a vent open though, they need oxygen.
     
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