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. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    thats just awesome

    bernie will love it
     
  2. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Home safe with all birdies intact ...they laid eggs the whole way home! Lol and got left over lettuce tomatoes from Schats bakery!
    DH was talking to them too!
     
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  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Glad you made it home safely. you better save those eggs for you bator! lol
     
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  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    A sad day in the getting the flock out of here adventure. Our cotournix hatch failed,

    I had an issue with the hovabator spiking just after I set the eggs, I figured that may have killed them but I was not giving up. They went into lockdown and on day 17 there were 4 pips. When Bernie wend back to the bator it was at 104. The eggs that survived the first spike were killed 17 days later by a second.

    We live and learn. I am converting every bator to use the STC-1000 ebay digital thermostat. This will make them behave just like the HB Genesis 1588 I have here in SoCal. I have a farm innovators bator here I converted and I have 33 of 41 shipped eggs in that bator still developing on day 12. A $17 upgrade that will give me peace of mind when I remote incubate.

    I feel sad for Mrs Oz because she wanted Corournix but I will push on and try again with 120 texas A&M eggs in mid May. Mrs Oz will take them and some chicken eggs - we can do candling lessons on them when I get there a week later with a good batch of guineas, turkeys peafowl and of course, gallus domesticus.

    On a bright note, its Bernies 29th birthday. Party tomorrow. Pics by Thursday. The 182 chicken eggs in the display case bator are in lock down. Temps have been a tock solid 99.5. No candling but no stinkers.
     
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  5. el pollo rey

    el pollo rey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    . Now that's what I'm talking about ! Support international agriculture lol
     
  6. el pollo rey

    el pollo rey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    . Sorry to hear about the eggs oz it sux when you put so much effort into to something not to have it succeed ,, but these are the things we need to prepare ourselfs for.. But one step back can't overshadow the ten steps forward you have made over the last year ,, the plan moves on oz ,,,,,,,
     
  7. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sux! :( so sorry to hear that!
    I have picked up this I. My road trip though maybe you need one for your bator...lol
     
  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    sometimes you fall when you go all out. its just a matter of stepping back, assessing, learning, and then charging ahead again.

    we will succeed
     
  9. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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  10. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sorry to hear about the fail. The upgrade should make it much easier to manage. We went from 'twist to set' to digital controller and it was just so much simpler, and honestly, relaxing to know it did not have to constantly be checked.

    Will be completely different machines then, just a shame it had to be learnt with such a loss.

    There are some great candling threads on here, if you can get your hands on a printer, maybe print them off, bind them for your next trip, that way, Bernie (happy birthday too mate) will have colour pictures and a day by day chart. I assume he does not have the net to verify with. Just an idea.

    Love the attitude, knocked down, stand up, dust yourself off and take another step forward. Toe to toe with tomorrow!
     
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