i'm stoked - friend is letting me borrow her incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shaggy, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yesterday was day 1 of collecting .... 1 egg ... BR/RIR mix

    marked egg with a "W" on one side for wednesday ... and an O on the other
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Is this your first hatch?

    Either way, best of luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:first ever ... [​IMG]

    i am excited ... and so are my kids
     
  4. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Enjoy the experience!
     
  5. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my friend that i am borrowing the incubator from says that i can collect eggs for up to 2 weeks before putting them in the incubator


    ...it is actually my grandma's friend and she has been doing chickens forever .... at least 12 years that i know of
     
  6. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i've got 6 eggs ... BR rooster and RIR hen



    the incubator does not seem to have temperature controls and likes to hover around 120 degree's. It is a little giant still air model --- looks similar to the 9200, but does not have the recessed rectangle where the temperature controls should be.


    looks like i will have to buy a hot water heater thermostat to adjust temperature and use an aquarium thermometer to judge temperature. i am crossing my fingers and hoping for a 50% success rate or better.


    Friday will be my incubation day.
     
  7. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    7 eggs

    just bought a water heater thermostat



    now i am trying to figure out how to wire it
     
  8. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i finally figured out how to wire it

    temp shutoff works .... i think i have decided to build my own incubator
     
  9. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last edited: Oct 27, 2010
  10. Belinda's Funny Farm

    Belinda's Funny Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Try putting the top on and see if your humidity goes down. I live in South Texas and was running around 75% humidity and then I covered it and the humidity went down to 45-50%. Good Luck!
     

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