Incubator is awesome,besides all the criticism.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gmendoza, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well,Well,Well thru all the criticism we got from people on here on behalf of our homemade incubator.....WE HATCHED QUAIL CHICKS!!

    For the people who said" your humidity is too high,or you'll have heat loss,or any other useless thing,proof is in the pic.

    To others who commented good,and want to make one of your own and asked nicely,then these pics are for you to celebrate with us!!

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    Homemade Incubator:
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    First Quail Chicks:

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    "It was courage, faith, endurance and a dogged determination to surmount all obstacles that built this bridge"
     
  2. usschicago1

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  3. burquechick

    burquechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awesome! It looks very cool too. [​IMG]
     
  4. haTHOR

    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i had asked about turning our big aquarium into a bator too and got a lot of naysaying. i missed any criticism of yours but what was the major concern--heat loss? that's what i heard a lot of. i wanted to use it because i wanted to see (and have my kids be able to see) REALLY WELL. we did a whole homeschooling project around our first hatch and it would have been great to see more.

    what did you do on the top? i would love to see a link to your thread about it, because you are giving me hope to still do this in the future.

    congrats! they are so cute and tiny.
     
  5. haTHOR

    haTHOR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dh just asked about the foot on the one in the foreground...it isn't crooked is it? if so... i had one like that last hatch and straightened it out very easily. only to have my toddler step on its foot and break the same toe just a few days ago, at about 10 weeks.
     
  6. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The top os a piece of glass 12"x20" that we had from an old storm window that was left over from our greenhouse project.the brooder lamp just has a standard household 60 watt bulb.heat loss/schmeet schmoss. The incubator is 99 degrees and 75% humidity.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=374120
     
  7. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No its ok.they just hatched like minutes ago.
     
  8. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! How many pips do you have?
     
  9. Tigerjane

    Tigerjane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't see what there would have been to criticize - it looks great! Glad you had such a great hatch [​IMG]
     
  10. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:4 pips and one 1/2 way hatching.
     

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