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Hello from East TN

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pokesallet, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Pokesallet

    Pokesallet New Egg

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    Hello Ive been raising road island reds for about 2 years now and find it a fulfilling hobby. We have had very good luck with them laying and now im interested in hatching their eggs. I found some plans for a homemade incubator on google at this site and decided to join up so I could ask for any advise. The only problem Ive had so far is the thermostat. The one Ive got cuts off when it should but doesnt cut back on until the temp has dropped to about 93 degrees. Is my thermostat just not sensitive enough or is there something else I could be doing wrong.
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. First it would help to know your setup. They could be too far apart from one another. You can look at my BYC page and check out my home made bator, maybe it will help. [​IMG]
     
  3. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Central Florida!!

    Lisa [​IMG]
     
  4. Pokesallet

    Pokesallet New Egg

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    Quote:I checked yours out and my is pretty much the same. Im using a standard size light bulb 25watt and my cooler may be a tad bit smaller but other than that its the same as far as I can tell. I havent put the fan in yet cause I want to get the temp to stay at least close to the desired range before I do.
     
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  5. Gallo del Cielo

    Gallo del Cielo La Gallina Resort & Spa

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  6. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! You'll get lots of great information on this forum! [​IMG]
     
  7. 1_FnkyFrm

    1_FnkyFrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Knoxville...
     
  8. tobin123

    tobin123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and hello from Indiana
     
  9. lilmstw72

    lilmstw72 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome from Michigan!

    I just recently found this website and am amazed at the information included!
     
  10. CountryRoosterUSA

    CountryRoosterUSA Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from N.W. Tenn.
     

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