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INCUBATING w/FRIENDS! come HATCH, LEARN, & Chat! w/hosts, Sally Sunshine & BantyChooks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sally Sunshine, Nov 1, 2015.

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  1. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    most times when they do their internal pip they will do a bunch of chirping and then rest rest rest and then just before the gain strength to pip they may do it again, and then again when its zip time!



    its all good its all good!
     
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  2. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Congrats CH!
     
  3. fire370

    fire370 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just on incubator warehouses website this morning ordering another controller to replace the one that had the glitch earlier this week and I see that their fan/heater kits are now plug and play with the controller. This will make it simple easy for people who don't care for electricity.
     
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  4. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds! Premium Member

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    Got 6 eggs from my 6 comet girls this morning. Man I love those girls. Some of those will go in the bator Tuesday with the duck eggs.
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

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  6. Ur-ur-ur-urrr

    Ur-ur-ur-urrr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been seriously considering the IncuKit XL with the IncuStat Advanced thermostat for my next incubator. It looks like an easy build for a large incubator. It's the same thermostat that's on my IncuVeiw...
     
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  7. tao chick

    tao chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good to know. My fan died. I have a couple more fans to rewire before I have to buy one. I don't mind wiring things, but plug and play takes less time to get going. If my Brabanters ever get back to laying I'm going to set a couple eggs to see what happens.I don't know if they'll lay again until spring though. They've had a rough couple months.
     
  8. fire370

    fire370 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 of their thermostats and have been very pleased. I have one cabinet that has their fan/heater combos in it and if/when I build another, I will put them in it too . I've always built the cabinets with light bulbs and a bathroom exhaust fan in the top sealed compartment. When I saw the plug and play setup this morning I thought, holy cow that is slick.
     
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  9. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    I'm gonna do a build with a dorm sized fridge. What would you recommend for wattage with 2 light bulbs in that size? And would you use several computer fans, or step up to a larger sized fan? If you have time to respond, great, or if you have any resources to direct me to that's great too. Gonna try to rig a non-electric turner, either with eggs in trays tilted up and down 45* or on a roller frame, rolling left to right.

    If your bator has a fan, you might want to bump the temp down a degree. I try to keep humidity above 65% for hatch.

    Babies gotta nap, so there will be little bursts of action followed by hours of NOTHING. You'll be convinced they have all died, then there will be an other little burst of activity. The best thing you can do is leave that bator alone. Look but don't touch.

    My roo will sing the egg song. Sometimes a startle alarm sounds like an egg song. They'll also sing similar as a "I'm here, where are you?" call. My roo will also make little nests here there and everywhere, and try to lure the girls into his nest. He's quite pre-occupied with the whole reproduction/parenting role!
     
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  10. chicken hawk 33

    chicken hawk 33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just heard atlleast three different pipping sounds just now
     
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