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. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Thats odd..... 1 degree Celsius translates to 33.8 degrees Fahrenheit. I am confused..... Its got to be some sort of other measurement....

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  2. Pancholoco

    Pancholoco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think is not as precise as other specifically designed for incubators.
     
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  3. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    I just went through it again....using degrees change. It translates out to +- 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit accuracy. That's pretty dang good. Most of the digital Thermometers I have researched have been +- 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Some of the Reptile specific thermometers which I have are +- 2 degrees Farenheit. But this only measures the temerature.

    A Thermostat is a Thermostat.... No matter the industry they measure temperature and display it and take action according to what you program into it. If you know how to use it it will do any job you wire it up for. They also have an extra function in that you can sample the data and drop that information into a computer. The beauty of the one hes using is its a multi purpose tool...

    Besides if you compare incubation in an Incubator vs incubation under a hen.... I will guarantee she wont be keeping a +- 2 degree accuracy.... LOL.

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  4. Pancholoco

    Pancholoco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for letting me know. I pm'd Oz asking that question.
     
  5. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    What a devastating blow Oz. Sorry to hear. Seems many have different lessons to learn, and sadly many are the hard way. Must be hard trying to be so involved remotely too. I am sure Team Bernie is doing his best given the resources he has on site.

    As for humidity, how wet is too wet in the eggtopsies? We try keep our humidity 50-55% and have not had any drownings or wet air cells yet. I am not sure how wet they should be at what stage. Maybe you could look into weighing of eggs to monitor the right humidity oppose to just relying on the figure? It is a little more work initially, but coupled with the humidity reading you should find a happy medium to 'set and forget' later.

    Best of luck, will keep our fingers crossed for you and the team. Adversities, if we didn't have them it would be too easy and everyone would be doing it.
     
  6. el pollo rey

    el pollo rey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bill of material
     
  7. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oz I make an orange oil spray also peppermint oil spray works well too. I will bring some to the meet up, a sample you can try if you like.
     
  8. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    the ant barrier is simple. I did it i the house when i used the hovabators. - water "moat" under the legs.

    i just did not think about it with the big incubator in the bator house.


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  9. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oz I'm sorry!! that sucks! did you lose all your eggs??
     
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