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First 'bator, warming her up!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by IcarusSomnio, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. IcarusSomnio

    IcarusSomnio Songster

    Apr 27, 2010
    Vernon County, MO
    I bought a Little Giant Still Air incubator and automatic egg turner at a flea market [​IMG] My first one! Got a temp/humidity gauge attached and I've been adjusting the temp every few hours. First I cranked it up, got up to 110.3, now it's down to 102.0 with 40% humidity (I'll increase that once the heats proper).

    Wanting to set a 'Surpise!' chicken batch on Wensday (21st) [​IMG] I have three chicks in the brooder, moved four out to the tractor yesterday. They where hatched by my sweet blue Cochin hen. She seemed pretty happy to be outside in the sun again, versus inside in the brood cage. Right now she's loitering around the cage I put the chicks (wanted to let them adjust to the outdoors before putting them in with the others).

    Love me some chicklets! I'm wanting to hatch some ducklings out next, sold most of my bigger ones. Got two Khaki hens and a Rouen hen left [​IMG]
  2. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion 8 Years

    May 15, 2010
    Congratulations and happy hatching. Is this your first bator?

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