Hello from the UK! (with pictures)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HeadlessChicken, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. HeadlessChicken

    HeadlessChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone! I am a long-time lurker of your fantastic forum, and I have decided to take the plunge and join up.

    My girlfriend and I both kept chickens as children, and because we now have our own place with a decent-sized garden we have decided to take up the hobby again. I like tinkering with things (I am a soon-to-be surgeon), so we decided to build an incubator and hatch out our own chicks. The incubator is cobbled together out of an old cool box, a chopping board, some salvaged computer fans and a couple of 20W 12v halogen lights that I had kicking around. The temperature is controlled by a simple 12v thermostat that I created:

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    I can provide instructions on how this was built if anyone is interested.

    We put our dozen lavender Orpington bantam eggs in yesterday and we have been turning them religiously 3x a day. The temperature has been stable at 99.7f, and the humidity has fluctuated between 45-55%. Here will be the end result (if all goes well):

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    This is a picture that the breeder sent me of his breeding stock.

    I'm sure I will be spamming the incubation and hatching forum soon enough!

    Jack
     
  2. thwoody28

    thwoody28 Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck - hope all goes well for you. [​IMG]
     
  3. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Welcome from Maine! [​IMG]
     
  4. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] from NJ. And, WOW!!! on those bantams. They are beauties.
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to the forum from Kansas! So glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  6. gavinandallison

    gavinandallison Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome fron an exiled Englishman!! Where is home?
     
  7. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Ga.

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    WELCOME ABOARD.
     
  8. HeadlessChicken

    HeadlessChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone!

    Quote:Home is originally Essex, but I am currently living and working in sunny Birmingham! What about you? I would move state-side were it not for the unjust American healthcare system.

    Jack
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us. Good luck & hope you have a great hatch [​IMG]
     
  10. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, from Big Bear Calif, always good to meet another feather brainier. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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