Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. JanO

    JanO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! I want a bator like that one! [​IMG]

    Glad you were able to spend some well deserved time with your family Oz. No matter how short, family time is the reward. Sorry to hear about possible delays in the adoption. I hope it works itself soon.
     
  2. chicknfun

    chicknfun Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Jucknath

    Jucknath Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great incubator!!!!
     
  4. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    Please send me plans & instructions for that bator!!!! My 3 styro bators keep fluxing really bad on temps & killing entire hatches. I really need a new bator!!!
     
  5. suncatcher

    suncatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I counted at least 15 dozen eggs. Bernie is going to freak out if everyone of those hatch! [​IMG]

    Waitng and watching!
     
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    15 doz + chicken
    18 duck
    80+ quail

    I am so confused with the exact numbers.

    Bernie could handle it. lol. In reality I expect less than 50% hatch rates. One of my requirements was to try and get at least 12-18 of each breed to ensure atleast a breeding trio. The travel is hard on the eggs.

    I now have to sit back and relax.
     
  7. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    I will attempt to draw plans. I basically built as I went.

    I normally use an electronic thermostat - a STC-1000 on ebay or amazon. The one that I took over to the Philippines was wrong - it was a cooling thermostat - not a heating one - the STC-1000 is both.

    I ended up having to cannibalize a hovabator for the thermostat.

    The temps were stable but I prefer the set and forget ease of the digital option.
     
  8. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

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    I have 3 styro bators I can rip apart for parts if need be. I just don't have turners in them. I'd love to have something I can just tip to turn all of the eggs at once. I know the thermostats & such in them are good, my house just doesn't hold a stable enough temp to let them work properly. When you have walls & ceilngs ripped out remodeling it lets a lot of drafts in from outside. [​IMG]
     
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  9. suncatcher

    suncatcher Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oz, I got parts for my DIY from incubator warehouse (states side) They have a couple if digital controllers to suit different sized 'bators.

    If you want a digital set up, check them out. I got great service.

    www.incubatorwarehouse.com
     

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