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. Saris

    Saris Songster

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    Seems pretty clever, I would be worried that it might be a bit flimsy once filled with eggs though. ( I never like the foam egg cartons) do you have any eggs to put in it to see how it handles the weight? Why rocks and not sponges? To keep it from tipping?
     
  2. slrose24

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    the eggs are to keep it stable once the eggs are in it....also, i figured if i kept them in there through the hatch, this would keep the water from being deep enough to drown a chick..... i know the incubator has wells, but this seems easier to alter without disturbing the eggs.

    when on lock down would one keep the eggs tilts or place them flat up and down or on there sides? before this i had my eggs like they would lay in the nest the whole time and im not sure what action i should take when i reach lockdown if using this meythod
     
  3. TJChickens

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    Subscribing [​IMG]
     
  4. kwhites634

    kwhites634 Slow hands & an easy touch

    Just to be on the safe side, I'd fire the incubator up now & just let it cook til you're ready to fill it; sometimes those controls can be finicky, even when they haven't been touched since the last hatch. Nothing to lose but a couple day's electric.
     
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  5. hippiestink

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    And now I'm joining up over here! Nice to have a whole bunch of information in one place.
     
  6. kwhites634

    kwhites634 Slow hands & an easy touch

    WOW! Talk about culture shock...Belgium to Texas! [​IMG]

    I guess I got that backward...Welcome, anyway
     
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  7. Lamancha

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    I'm gonna get in a lot of trouble subscribing here. There will be chicks and eggs everywhere. Like a HAL that never ends! Yeah
     
  8. Saris

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    During lockdown they should be placed on their side with the largest segment of the aircell up I think. I'm doing my first hatch, so I could be remembering what I read wrong.


    I was gonna say that too. I ran mine for 4 days trying to figure everything out. Though I was using my own eggs so I didn't have to wait on shipped eggs.
     
  9. slrose24

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    that sounds like a good plan! also doesnt hurt to fire it up now i suppose...that way i can test my new water holder. ha byw it turns out only one of the lids will fit, which means the other will be my backup. i will just sawp the trays to opposite sides of the lid
     
  10. kguinness76

    kguinness76 Just the Chicks

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    So glad you opened this, was getting a bit sad that the Halloween Hatchbwas over. Such amazing people.
     
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