Coming Soon: Hatching on Cam

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mrs. twigg, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. mrs. twigg

    mrs. twigg New Egg

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    Hi, all! [​IMG] We haven't been around in a bit, life just kinda gets in the way sometimes... Mr. Twigg always was the busier poster, but rest assured, I'm always lurking!!!

    Last Spring, we tried our hand at hatching some mail order Buff Orpingtons in a marvelous incubator built by Mr. Twigg with great success!!! [​IMG] We kept four hens (all we got!) and one rooster and a couple of weeks ago, we set 12 of their eggs!!! [​IMG]

    Two eggs were clear, so we are down to ten that should be hatching starting Friday, possibly Saturday. We've got the webcam all set up, so if anyone is interested in taking a peek, feel free at www.bracken.name Just click on "tulsacam" and you'll have a front row seat to all the action!!! (the link generally works best in IE)

    Here's hoping to ginormous hatch rates for all!!! [​IMG]

    Enjoy!! [​IMG]
     
  2. chickens4jojo

    chickens4jojo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yea!! I will be "watching!" What a neat idea.

    Here's to a great hatch rate. [​IMG]

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  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I remember you husband doing this before.I would love to watch chicks hatching since I have my bator packed away.... for now
     
  4. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    We have a better camera now. It's inside the incubator, and can be moved around by the viewer.

    Works best in Internet Explorer, and it's ok to install the Active-X control. It's just for the pan-tilt-zoom
     
  5. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    NJ
    twigg, I have that same camera in my coop! It's great to watch! Happy Hatching![​IMG]
     
  6. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:Hi Stevie.

    Good to see you again [​IMG]
     
  7. Nifty-Chicken

    Nifty-Chicken Administrator Staff Member

    wow, you can control the camera angle??? What if 10 people are trying to move it at the same time?

    BTW, would love to know all about the camera, software, etc. you are using!

    Good job!
     
  8. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Quote:Hi Stevie.

    Good to see you again [​IMG]

    Its goods to see ya to. Long time no chat lol
     
  9. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    1st egg has pipped.

    It might be a little early .... we'll see.
     
  10. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:Hi Nifty,

    Camera is a Panasonic Bl-C131A

    For home use it is simply an IP adress on our local network .... for internet it is a page on my website that links to Panasonics free domain hosting servers.

    Set up is easy, and I am deeply impressed with it.

    It also carries very good audio. We turned it off as y'all don't want to hear the conversations in our dining room [​IMG]
     

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