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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by steven11788, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. steven11788

    steven11788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my incubater is old and been unused.. and when needed is working whack..

    so my question. my hen is laying firtile eggs, in a clutch then stops then starts. she is in a 6x6x6 with a cock, (thats never been a problem for me) she has a very nice build private place to sit. with shade and all, but all of a sudden she stopped laying and wont sit on her remaining eggs. i don't wan to loose the eggs, and i cant affora a new incubater.. so help from the experts

    this site is golden when problems arise..
     
  2. ezbird

    ezbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Test your bator and post back with the results, remember the temp needs to be around 99.5 to 100 for forced air units. Still air is 102.

    Or you have the option of building a Miss Prissy bator very affordable to build and it works.
     
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  3. steven11788

    steven11788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i cant even tell that, it heats a little then cut off, think I should just scrap it.

    what is a miss prissy bator
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Tried adjusting the thermostat?
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If it is old does it have an ether filled wafer thermostat?
     
  6. steven11788

    steven11788 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have know clue, first time i used it was last summer, and uncle helped me, i called him, he's comming to check it out tomorrow
    thank you, i think there is a short in the cord..
     

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