Incubators Anonymous

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LilyD, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. hillfloweranch

    hillfloweranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh no I have seen my future and it is feathered indeed!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    UPDATE on my addiction
    3/8 shipped orpintion eggs ( aircells are really getting me this time) set 1/4
    3/4 shipped bobwhite quail set 1/5
    3/3 serama set 1/7
    12/15 cortunix quail eggs set 1/7
    4/8 serama experment eggs set 1/1
    9/12 Rock Island store bought eggs (17 days old I might add) set 1/5
    5/5 serama ( sat on by a broody) set 12/30ish
    And I just set 5 cortunix quail eggs yesterday in the chic bator , well I set 6 but I dropped one today [​IMG]

    I think I need an intervention [​IMG]
     
  4. cskotek

    cskotek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well my eggs hatched!!! Finally!!

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    This little yellow guy/girl is Daisey. It is also half the size of the other!

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    This is Donald :) He has black toes with yellow webbing :)
     
  5. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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  6. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Holy cow! They are very close to me!!!!!!
     
  7. Chick_In_The_Burbs

    Chick_In_The_Burbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A question for experts. Is there a tried and true way to divvy up an incubator so you can tell which chicks hatched from which eggs? I have a mix of EE, OE and Marans eggs in the bator and would like to separate and then band everyone so I know who came from which color set. My incubator is a farm innovators, comparable to hovabator.

    Thanks. :)
     
  8. ki4got

    ki4got Hatch-a-Holic

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    I'm sure donna will chime in, but she uses plastic baskets in hers... if it's a hovabator, not sure how those would work unless they're fairly shallow, and then chicks might jump out of their baskets...

    i solved my problem by having multiple incubators and a dedicated hatcher. i just set the eggs different days so that only one variety hatches at a time. not possible for some i realize, but after hatching 5-6 varieties from donna's eggs all at once, i learned my lesson. LOL (barred rocks, blue barred rocks, blue/black copper marans, blue/black/splash cuckoo marans... you see the problem?)
     
  9. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    LOL.... You might could modify these to make them smaller so they would fit.

    The dividers are made with that canvas that you can use to make needlepoint projects. It is cheap. You can make a WHOLE basket out of canvas too. You can cut it with scissors and wire it or sew it with yarn. EASY....

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  10. SewChaos

    SewChaos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I asked this question too. I went to the dollar store and found little baskets, but they all had solid bottoms, which I thought would hinder air flow. Also, none were very tall, and I was afraid the chicks would jump out....Then I realized my incubator wasn't very tall, and that the shorter baskets would have to do. I did find some plastic coated wire basket with open wire bottoms at the dollar store, in a couple of sizes.
     

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