First hatch attempt

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

  1. cbradio

    cbradio Out Of The Brooder

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    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!

    Thanks,

    Cam
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    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.

    Essayons!
     
  2. mortie

    mortie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Frozen Tundra
    Good luck!:fl
     
  3. cbradio

    cbradio Out Of The Brooder

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    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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