First hatch attempt

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cbradio, Feb 20, 2014.

  1. cbradio

    cbradio Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 30, 2014
    Hi all, just wanted to let you all in on my first batch of attempting to hatch eggs. I struggled to maintain a good constant temp between day and night until i realized my programmable thermostat for the house heat was throwing the LG for loops!

    I then purchase a cheap PID controller after giving up on programing an arduino ( had too much fluctuation between high and low. it would go from 102 to 95 and back over and over. i will keep trying, but my code is not good enough to work yet)

    Anyway, today is either day 22 or 21 ( if you count putting them in the bator as day 0). So we shall see. Hopefully things work out. One of my "mutt" eggs from my own stock i could actually see squirming around last night. very cool!



    PS: I ordered a hovabator and it took 4 days longer to ship than i anticipated so I ended up buying an LG on sale at TSC. I will probably sell the LG. and then use my hovabator as a bator and build a hatcher for easy clean up.

  2. mortie

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 16, 2014
    The Frozen Tundra
    Good luck!:fl
  3. cbradio

    cbradio Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 30, 2014
    Thanks. I was getting pretty discouraged last night since I thought yesterday was the kick-off.

    If these hatch well it will be a testament to natural selection and the durability of any random chicken egg. I've had quite a hard time learning quirks about the LG, the hovabator less so. I just hope temp peaks/valleys weren't too extreme nor did they last too long and will cause issues.

    Still pretty cool to be able to do this in my basement however.

    I built a brooder out of a fooseball table that the previous owner of my house ( we moved in right after I graduated last May) had left behind.

    I'll get a pic up later today and hopefully pics of chicks!

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