INCUBATING w/FRIENDS! w/Sally Sunshine Shipped Eggs No problem!

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

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  1. slrose24

    slrose24 In the Brooder

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    yes i have a couple of these guys that i have been testing off of each other in my incuator and in the rooder. they are bought from differant sources and registering the same...i think i might order a few more to have two per heat controled box. (i really like these tw...good tool and only 5 bucks off ebay...)

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/161736781604

    i have everything in the ator now and its running, started a tad high, but i brought it down and now im working on humidity. do you have any pics to show what the ideal air space is? i do not have a scale but i suppose to could get one or mark the eggs with pencil to see progress.

    i didnt think about the closeness to the heat souce! im glad you mentioned it! the highest looks low enough to be safe and i feel ok about height because there is a fan
     
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  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Crossing the Road

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    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]and another! [​IMG] Thank you, I was wrong in going to support groups, it was you guys i needed all along!!! [​IMG]

    ONLY 37!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I sold most of my flock and still have twice as many [​IMG]
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  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Crossing the Road

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    does your heat run around the top? I would set your thermometers where your eggs will be, rig something for now, and keep track of temps awhile and turn them as you are planning to, and keep track of temps, this will tell you if you are running too close to the heat at the top or too low at the bottom as you turn. this will tell you how your turning apparatus is holding up
     
  4. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Crossing the Road

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    @slrose24 you did read in the Hatching 101 article the section on how to treat shipped eggs correct? about the settle time and to treat normal eggs normally and loose and rolling eggs as suggested in that section?



    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101




    IF anyone would like to discuss how to ORDER your shipped eggs for the best eggs to incubate we can discuss that at any time, ITS A VERY IMPORTANT part of getting a GREAT HATCH RATE with shipped eggs!! And you are the customer, you should never hesitate to request your eggs to be chosen, and shipped a certain way! [​IMG]
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Crossing the Road

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    Speaking of choosing and packing some eggs, I promised some eggs to @venymae some very special eggs to get a very special hatch after a notsospecial Ghostly hatch! now we can get it right!

    Getter calibrated with at least three thermostats/hygros~ thats #1
     
  6. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Looks like a neat one that slrose posted a link to. I have an obsession with flashlights and thermometer/hygrometers. Used to be shoes/boots, now its chicken stuff! [​IMG]

    Sally, do you still have those turkeys you bought? How are they doing?
     
  7. PhoredaBurds

    PhoredaBurds Songster

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    [​IMG] It's been no small task to get the population down to 37. Started w 18 over last winter and then hatched out another 95+ between March & June. Like I said, chicken math is dangerous!! i try to get the numbers down a bit for winter bc they have less room when the snow starts flying. Still have a couple more roosters that need to go, they're just too darn pretty.
     
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  8. GreenRunner

    GreenRunner Chirping

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    Oh, I totally have that.

    My numbers are LOW compared to you, but I have four poland roo's at the moment when I really only need one. AND, none of them are the right colour for chamois breeding so really I ought to get rid of them all. BUT, two are from my first ever hatch; how can I get rid of those boys? I just can't!
     
  9. PhoredaBurds

    PhoredaBurds Songster

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    You are not the only one. Last Christmas, my DH was making fun of me bc we took back the fancy diamond earrings he got for me so I could get a fancy incubator instead. Lol, his tone changed in June when he pleaded w me to stop making more chickens [​IMG]
     
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  10. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    [​IMG] I'm all ears regarding shipping info. Also, curious re: TSA regs regarding slipping eggs through in the US in carry on luggage. Specifically, will the X-ray on the conveyor belt damage embryo's. Also, are eggs required to be NPIP or any other certification or inspection. I talked with a TSA employee yesterday, and he said that he thinks it's up to the supervisor on duty at any particular check point. He thought that eggs would have to go through conveyor belt, and it would be wise to have a person standing by at departure point to take eggs just in case they were denied passage. My thought might be that if I were to try this, I'd take packing material and one of the pre-paid shipping boxes to the airport, arriving in plenty of time to package them for slo-mail if they were denied.
     
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