Here We Go!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mikeeeeeeeeee, Oct 26, 2008.

  1. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got my 15 dollar hovabator cleaned and bleached and dried out.
    Installed the new wafer.
    Installed a PC case fan and plugged in a transformer for that.
    It is coming up to temp.
    In one of the top holes is my meat thermometer, which I checked against 3 other thermometers.
    Inside is the Accurite therm/humidity job I picked up at wallyworld today.

    I just got back from my buddies house and he gave me:
    12 bantam eggs from a BB Red rooster and a barnyard hen.
    4 white speckled Hamburg eggs.

    I have marked them and numbered them with x on one side and 0 on the other.
    I am stabalizing the temp now.

    Wish me luck on my 1st try!!!!!!!!
     
  2. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! I'm trying to wait until early spring to do what you're up to... we'll just see if I can! Keep us posted with pics!
     
  3. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Crash and burn..............
    The old PC case fan I was using just died right as I was getting the temp stabilized.
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Putting a call in to my buddy at work who can get me another fan for free.
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sending lots of luck your way! Keep us posted as to how things go. I can't wait until spring when I can get my bator out again. [​IMG]
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Oh no! [​IMG] You were posting about your crash and burn at the same time I was sending well wishes your way. Hopefully you can get things straightened out tomorrow. Meanwhile, store your eggs that you just got at room temp., pointy side down.
     
  6. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Good luck Mikeeeeeeeeee with your hatch, even though you had a crash and burn........... Don't forget to post some pics when they hatch. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Good luck getting the fan replaced. Here's hoping that was the only bad thing that will happen during this hatch -- how about a 100% success rate? [​IMG]
     
  8. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    Only a minor set back !!!!!!! Good luck !!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update.......new fan installed about 5:30 PM.
    Coming up to temp now.
    Eggs are marked and ready to go in as soon as temps are there and stable.
     
  10. Mikeeeeeeeeee

    Mikeeeeeeeeee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    90 degrees and slowly coming up! [​IMG]

    Now I'm doing this.............[​IMG] and waiting.

    I'm one excited redneck preacher. [​IMG]
     

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