I am on my way!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by seminolewind, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Just got my incubator and egg turner. I looked on Ebay and chose the dealer that had a ton of "fast delivery" comments. Well, it took 3 days! All I need now is a second thermometer with hygrometer. Karen
     
  2. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    It's setting time!!!
     
  3. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yay!!!! Another hatchaholic!!!!!
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Karen, I got my first egg for you today from my Buff Brahma. The day before yesterday, Caroline laid a whopper egg that I candled because I suspected it had two yolks (those are highly unlikely to hatch) and it did, so that one was not one I could send. Yesterday, she didn't lay-heck, I would have taken a vacation myself after that humongous goose egg! Today, she's back to her normal self and should lay the rest of the week, meaning I should have five eggs to send you. Are you sure you don't want any others to try, like a Barred Rock or Ameraucana?
     
  5. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Wellllll, if you put one little Amercauna in there, I guess I could deal with that! Please tell Caroline I appreciate every egg she lays for me! Karen
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Caroline is a little trooper! She is a great layer and a sweet girl and hopefully, her daughters will lay just as well. And we'll see if I can sneak you in a little surprise, LOL
     
  7. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Okay, got my bator set up, and its running, and I am stablizing the temp. I found a nice room that the sun doesn't hit .
    I have a question, how does that disc work? The one you turn for temperature adjustment? I just can't figure out how it works, I'd just like to understand things better. Karen
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    It is filled with ether and I think it expands and contracts according to the setting, is that what you wanted to know? If you smell ether, it's blown. Try to find an extra wafer so if one ever goes out, you can replace it pronto.
     
  9. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Yes, that's what I wanted to know. Also, how does it communicate the temp adjustment to the heater? Karen
     
  10. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Ok, as the wafer expands, it touches a button on the thermostat and turns the heat off and when when the wafer contracts away from the button, it turns the heater on.
     

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