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. el pollo rey

    el pollo rey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    two Limit switches one wired n/o other n/c wired in series with a reversing starter done and simple
     
  2. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Hey I found a thread showing somones Home made incubator simulating a Dickey. third picture down shows a view through the back of the Bator.

    Looks like the turners are attached to a single motor that pulls them down one way..... I suspect the trays are weighted the other way to lift them back up....

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/dickeys-incubator

    Ilike the design because there are doors both front and back to access individual components for maintenence. Like someone said.... simpler is better and I do agree.

    deb
     
  3. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

  4. piglett

    piglett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    same here Deb
    if you need the engine in your car pulled out no problem
    i'll be rite over with the tools & the engine crane
    we can do it rite in the driveway

    but getting the turner to shut off then start back up when the time is rite is a tough one for me to figure out in my mind
    now if i could see one then that's a different story
    i know you need two "kill switches" limit switches
    but hooking those little suckers up is not something i have ever done
    i have rewired my whole house but that is not the same
    but as El Polo said it is like a 3way switch in a hallway
    but i have never needed to mix a timer in with a 3way switch



    thanks all
    piglett
     
  5. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Salmon Fav getting photo bombed by White Rock! LOL
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  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    looking good!
     
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  7. Pife

    Pife New Egg

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  8. LFchixranch

    LFchixranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oz I am in South central PA, about a half hr east of Hershey. As for getting rid of my flock, it was a mix of emotions. In one hand I didn't want to, but on the other hand it is a chance to have a do over and get it right this time with heritage birds and exactly the ones I want for egg color and yard ornaments. Now that I am in the North East though, I now have to find a location the city/township will allow birds. I think this is going to be much better having to start over. I get to plan and build everything with no rush except for the chicken math pushing me. Now its the planning phase of the what type of birds and size of brooder/breeding/laying pens. I would like to hatch all of them but I really don't want to buy eggs for USPS to muck up. I will probley be hitting up Sally Sunshine at some point as she is close by (About an HR I think) and I would like some Cochin, Brahma's and Silkies for some Broodies. I guess I should sit down and make my list of breeds first before I put the cart in front of the horse. OPPS to late, I gotta find a location first.[​IMG]
     
  9. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Dick Horstman is near Pitsburgh I think

    http://horstmanspoultry.com/home.html

    he has a great heritage starter set

    single and rose comb RIR
    silver penciled rocks
    silver and red dorkings
    blue andalusians
    blue orpingtons
    gold laced cochins
    silver laced wyandottes


    worth a drive

    he takes a bit to contact and his birds/eggs get sold out fast but getting on the list is a good move
     
  10. LFchixranch

    LFchixranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Oz, there's a few on that list I may look into. I have a ways to go before I can actually add the Chicken... Kinda like making a dish. First I have to select the kitchen (land), then the pot (coup,brooder, pens,run), then the recepie (what chickens), then the cooking starts (BATOR). In time it will come to gether, My biggest problem is not getting ahead of the plan. Have to keep telling myself to take it 1 step at a time. I SOOO want it to be done yesterday.
     

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