First egg set in a long while....

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Dragons4u, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. Dragons4u

    Dragons4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone,
    It's been a while since I've really been active on here, well, a couple of years I think. I ran into some health problems, job loss, those kinds of things.
    I have ended up going back to college for robotics and automation systems, and for the heck of it, built a little project.
    With my cheap little incubator, I got tired of chicks drowning in my water cups for hatching. No matter what I used or did, a few always seemed to drown themselves. So just to see if I could make it work, I applied a digital temp controller to my incubator and created a humidity pump with a digital controller so no more water in the incubator.
    So far, it seems to work well, but I just set my first batch of eggs in it to test it out. I have set 24 various colors of Coturnix eggs from a local place called http://myshirefarm.com/index.php/shop/.
    They are about 40 minutes away from me here in Ohio, so I drove down and picked up the eggs. Great prices and a very pretty young lady that I dealt with. I will definitely deal with them again.
    Wish me luck!
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  2. Binki

    Binki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck :)! Suggestion, could have tried a mesh floor over the water containers or covered the water tops with mesh/quarter inch hardware cloth to prevent the drowning, oh and make sure you have shallow water/add marbles or rocks in the brooders water, they can also drown easily in there :O

    Cool looking DIY :D
     
  3. Dragons4u

    Dragons4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yup, all that's taken care of. I have been raising them for five years or so.
    Without the water in the bator, there's less bacteria growth as well.
     

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