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

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  1. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    great news! [​IMG] did you run out of clean clothes yet Rod?



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    Frin!!! [​IMG]

    [​IMG][​IMG] takin their good ole time aint they!! stinkers!! [​IMG]



    anyone can openly ask what the flock a BPR is or a sps or sss or sps or npn or OH or DDD or DIS or DIL or anything like that is.... cause I havent a clue either half the time just saying
     
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  2. Ur-ur-ur-urrr

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

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    That reminds me... Obama is about to address the nation...
     
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  3. Sally Sunshine

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    idk.... maybe he got mad again [​IMG] and stop that [​IMG] man your gettin hit alot I am sorry, I must take my frustrations elsewhere whites [​IMG]
     
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    Ur-ur-ur-urrr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are. I don't think I'm going to bother with monitoring air cells from now on. Obviously, my chicks don't know what it's there for. [​IMG]

    I apologize to those that don't know their abbreviations from thier a... uhm... it stands for Barred Plymouth Rock. [​IMG] There, I saved you the trouble! [​IMG]
     
  5. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not yet.. wanna do my laundry? I'll share my root beer.
     
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    He can't even pronounce ISIS!
     
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    kwhites634 Father Time Premium Member

    Have you not heard that you only hurt the ones you love?
     
  8. Sally Sunshine

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    CALIBRATION!


    YES! It’s IMPORTANT!


    Calibrate the thermometer/s you are using for your Incubator. I use 3 thermometers! You need to make sure your thermometer is reading correctly, Even one degree may cause serious problems with your hatch! A simple method without specialized instruments and knowledge is to compare your thermometer/hygrometer with other devices.
    HOW TO CALIBRATION of thermometers:

    Originally Posted by ChickenCanoe [​IMG]

    I just posted this elsewhere today and it may help you.

    "Here's what you are dealing with.
    Not all thermometers read at the same timing. Also not all thermometers are accurate.
    Understand that almost all incubators thermostats are in an on or off state.
    What you are trying to achieve is a constant and appropriate internal egg temperature.
    If a thermometer samples when the heat element is energized, it will read in the 100s.
    When the temperature drops below set point, heat will turn on till the thermostat kicks off. Temperature will continue to rise for a few seconds to minutes while the heat element cools.
    The readings on a good instant read thermometer will swing wildly and constantly.


    Get 2 guaranteed accurate thermometers and throw the rest out. There will still be swings in readings unless your thermostat energizes in a graduated scale but you'll know what is up."


    Freezing point method.​


    Fill a glass with crushed ice. Add a LITTLE clean water until the glass is full and stir. Wait 3 minutes then insert the thermometer tip into the ice-filled glass so it’s in the water ice mixture. Wait a minute and if the thermometer reads 32 F then it’s accurate, and if it does not, it requires calibration.
    Boiling point method.​


    Boil water in a pot, about 6” deep. When the water is at boiling point, place the thermometer into the water and make sure that the tip stays in the middle of the boiling pot, away from bottom and sides. Wait 30 seconds and check if the thermometer reads correctly at 212 degrees if you are at sea level or below 1,000 feet elevation. The boiling point of water varies for different elevations: sea level at 212 F, 1000 feet at 210 F, 2000 feet at 208 F, 3000 feet at 206.4 F, 5000 feet at 202.75 F, and 8,000 feet at 197.5 F. The thermometer needs calibration if the reading is incorrect. Boiling Point Calculator CLICK HERE
    Calibrate the Digital Thermometer​


    Adjust the nut of the digital thermometer in order to correct the temperature. This is done by simply turning the adjuster until the correct reading is reached. Digital thermometers do not require any adjustment of a screw or nut. You simply need to locate the reset button. When the freezing point or boiling point of water is achieved, simply push the button and that’s it. Some digital thermometers may require you to push hold the reset button.
    CALIBRATION EASY WAY



    What To Do If Your Thermometer Is Inaccurate


    When testing a thermometer for accuracy, all you're trying to do is make sure that your unit is not grossly out of whack. You should be worried about being off by +/-20°F, not +/-2°F. If your testing shows that your thermometer is off by only a few degrees, don't do anything—just take those few degrees into account when reading your thermometer. It should be noted that even high-quality, industrial-grade thermometers are only accurate to +/-1% of their scale. This means that at a standard 212°F boiling point, these thermometers may read as much as 2°F above or below the actual temperature and still be within manufacturing specifications. Bottom line: Don't sweat your thermometer being off by a few degrees!
    If your thermometer is off by +/-5°F or more, you may want to consider replacing it with a higher quality model. S
    Inexpensive thermometers typically cannot be recalibrated if found to be inaccurate, but more expensive units may be recalibrated by the manufacturer and in some cases by the user. Consult the instructions that came with your thermometer for details.​


    More information on Calibrating your thermometer/hygrometer: ​


    Analog hygrometer Calibration http://www.hermitcrabassociation.com/pages/calibrate.html





    picture to illustrate why we calibrate.​





    Mix 1/2 cup of salt and 1/4 cup of water to make a thick slurry. Put your thermometer/hygrometer into a large zip-close plastic bag with this cup of salt slurry, close completely, and leave at room temperature for several hours or overnight. Do not let the water actually touch the hygrometer. If at the end of this time the relative humidity inside the bag is 75%, you're home free. (You should read it while it is still in the closed bag, because the second you take it out, the humidity in your house will begin to affect the reading.)

    If the humidity is higher or lower, however, you will need to make a note of the % by which the hygrometer deviates, and always remember to mentally add or subtract that percentage during incubation to maintain the desired humidity: For example, if your humidity reading is 80%, you must always subtract 5% from whatever you see on the hygrometer. If it says 40%, you will know the real humidity is 35%.​

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  9. Rod-T

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    Try pronouncing ur-ur-ur
     
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