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. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    ha..I only hatched these once..well, again for a friend who's mama duck was killed. Those eggs had been left for a while before he noticed, that didn't work out too well, only had 4 hatch out of that clutch.

    What are you saying..I did something wrong here? I have the plastic kitchen stuff, and shavings under that. I do this for my chicks at first too, and then it goes up on a board. I just put my new chicks water and food up on a board this morning because they end up scratching the chips in it. These little ducks went fast. I won't have them, not enough area, I just wanted to try hatching ducks. Sooo cute! Welsh Harlequin.
     
  2. Ur-ur-ur-urrr

    Ur-ur-ur-urrr Overrun With Chickens

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    Per sweeterheater.com:

    The SWEETER HEATER will heat a dog house, dog crate, kennel run or whelping area with up to 440 square inches of soft uniform infrared heat. Upland bird hunters and duck hunters should never be without one to keep their dog(s) warm and dry. There are heaters for the hen house, bird cages, reptile cages, brooders and farrowing units. The SWEETER HEATER has no hot spots, it develops a uniform heat pattern, it uses less power to operate, it is unbreakable, it is sealed so it can be washed, and it has a three year warranty.

    The SWEETER HEATER is a safe, non breakable, energy efficient, long lasting (three year warranty) and reliable specific area heater. The SWEETER HEATER has been tested and proven by our customers since 1995.

    Veterinarians, aviaries, dog breeders, kennel owners and herpetologists have proven that the Sweeter Heater is an ideal answer to problems created by other infrared heaters used for pets and animals. Infrared light bulbs are unreliable from a breakage standpoint, have a hot spot that will burn pets and animals, and are a fire hazard.

    The SWEETER HEATER pet heater is designed to be suspended approximately 12 to 20 inches above the area to be heated. The side mount models can be flush mounted to a wall or the ceiling of a cage or pet house. They will maintain a constant self regulated temperature. The surface temperatures on the Sweeter Heater will not exceed 185 degrees so they do not create a fire hazard when properly installed.

    (It can be used suspended for brooders, or wall mounted to warm a coop in winter.)

    I have the 11"x16", which is good for 32-36 chicks. Bottom:
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  3. Flockmama87

    Flockmama87 Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I floated....they all seem like low floaters to me....not what is expect from a bobber...and I do a lot of fishing lol guess I'll just leave them be till Tuesday?
     
  4. Ur-ur-ur-urrr

    Ur-ur-ur-urrr Overrun With Chickens

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    If they're undeveloped, they'll sink. If they died prematurely, they'll float high. If they're good, they should float low, like this.

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  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] yep keep trying I remember @sumi had one hatch very late, shocked all of us too!
     
  6. kwhites634

    kwhites634 Father Time Premium Member

    It happens more to cattle, 'cause they aren't the sharpest knives in the drawer; they like to gather under a tree...worst place to be in a lightning storm.
    In the case of my horses, they were in a wide open field that didn't even have a tree in it. They also had access to a barn, but a lot of times a horse prefers to tough it out in the open with their butt to the wind.

    Vet figured the lightning traveled underground from across the road & up through their legs. They were both barefoot, but the gelding had a calf collar with metal fittings (he'd rub halters off) & the filly had a halter with metal fittings.

    Those were the last two I lost violently. The first was a TW gelding, (all my horses were TW's) an ex-show horse I'd had for just 18 months. He & 3 others got out of a corral one dark night in southern IL 'cause some danged fool left the gate open. They got out onto a blacktop road, where two of them got hit by a Chevette driven by a kid who was paying more attention to his half-naked girlfriend than he was to his driving, plus there were several empty beer cans in the car. My horse wound up on top of the car with a couple broken legs; we destroyed him right there on the side of the road after the state cops refused to.
     
  7. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Now I am curious, how late?
     
  8. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    Really? the test says this:

    Eggs Are Judged By Observation With Results As Follows:
    1. Sinker= Dud, Never Developed
    2. High Floater (like A Fishing Bobber Without Weights) Say 45% Or More Of The Egg Above The Water Line= Dud, No Development Or Fetal Demise, Likely Rupture Of Internal Membranes Causing The Egg To Dehydrate.
    3. Low Floater= Viable Egg, Development Full Term
    4. Low Floater Rockin And Rollin! This Is The Live Embryo Moving Inside The Egg= Definate Viable Egg!
     
  9. Ur-ur-ur-urrr

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    Oh... and be sure to gently dry them before returning to the incubator. [​IMG]
     
  10. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    lets see if I can jiggle her butt and get her to post for once! @sumi
     
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