Greeeting from the island

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rainy Haven, Mar 31, 2012.

  1. Rainy Haven

    Rainy Haven New Egg

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    Hi,
    We have some Professional layer and a bunch of heritage chickens. We hatch our own in an incubator made from a styrofoam fish chest.
    The dog eats some of them! **** dog!
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  2. Fierlin1182

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    Hello, :welcome

    There we go, just proves that eggs can be hatched without expensive equipment. I've always wanted to hatch eggs, but I'm broke. :p
    Pretty sad that the dog eats some of them! Can you fence off the chickens' area?
     
  3. rainyhaven

    rainyhaven New Egg

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    Hi again,
    the chickens are fenced but I let them out every once in a while to clean up the garden! one of the new ones wandered too close to our dog while I was in the shop. What can you do? My incubator cost me $10 for a used aquarium heater, used for the thermostat control, the rest I scrounged. Need some help getting one together?
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  4. Fierlin1182

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    Ah, that's a bother. What about keeping the dog inside while the chickens are out?

    Me, I am pretty much a cardboard box person. I've always used cardboard boxes for brooders, there's not really much else I can use. I've heard one story about successful hatching in a box, but I expect that would be a pretty rare achievement.
     
  5. Fierlin1182

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    Although $10 for a heater doesn't seem too bad. I've heard it done with a heat lamp, or would that be too much of a risk?
     
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