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  1. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    For the hygrometer in my still airs I use 2 cheap ones from ebay but am considering getting a more expensive one. The thing is I watch the air bubbles and adjust so the number is only a starting point. I kind of think using my ebay one is like using a scaled that is not zeroed out to find out how much weight a child gains in a month. Sure the actual starting and ending weight may not be spot on but the change in weight should be close. So I set the humidity to make the cheapy model say 45% then every 7 days I candle air bubbles and adjust the humidity up or down based on the air bubble getting bigger. For lockdown I typically increase the humidity by 5-10 degrees. For by ebay cheapies they register the lockdown humidity at 70% until a chick hatches and wow then it shoots up to 90% for at least 30 minutes.
     
  2. pipdzipdnreadytogo

    pipdzipdnreadytogo Dorking Queen Premium Member

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    :lol: Don't think it hasn't been considered! Anything for my babies. So here is the egg I spoke of: [​IMG] [​IMG] To the left is a suspected Frou-Frou egg, found in her usual spot like the other. The middle is the one I posted about before and the one pictured in my hand above. To the right is one of my Sebright girls' eggs for size comparison. None of them even move my egg scale. I went back and looked at the picture I took of Frou-Frou's first egg, and this one is even smaller than her first one was! Silly girl is going backwards! :rolleyes:
     
  3. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    Quinstar ~ I think the method old salt recommended I use to raise the coop off of the ground matches up with your pictures very nicely. I was hoping you could take some closer shots of how the posts connect to the floor. DH and I are not builders but if I have pictures of the nails. screws, bolts, whatever is used to connect the pieces, then the people at lowes are very helpful. Without pictures DH and I get nowwhere.
    Also how deep should I bury the posts? All opinions welcome here.
     
  4. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I use the hygrometer that can on my incubator. I know it isnt exactly right, but with humidity as long as I know around the area is I am not that concerened. At walmart I bought a $0.97 thermometer. It works good and is spot on.
     
  5. gunchief25

    gunchief25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes my younger ones are pretty well already larger than the older ones. The older ones still peck at them from time to time but not nearly like they use to. When I let them out to free range they all pretty much flock together lately and seem to be getting along great. The older ones use to try to run them away from the scratch feed but now seem willing to share.
     
  6. pbirdhaven

    pbirdhaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want to invest in more than came with the incubator, go to a pet store that sells reptile supplies. Check out the ones there and pick one that reads the same as most of the others--that's a pretty good indication of accuracy.

    Alternatively, use the thermometer that came in the package (check it by leaving it close to another thermometer for a while) and put a moist sponge in the incubator. When the sponge starts to dry out, rewet it.
     
  7. Thunder Chicken

    Thunder Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Second time in 3 days I had 7 eggs. The first time, I had 5 the day before so I thought I might have missed one. Yesterday I had 6 and today 7 so I must have an EE laying but I don't see the color. Almost white tinted. Maybe a touch of green but it is hard to tell. I am guessing the smallest in the middle is the EE egg. I am a bit disappointed in the color. Any chance it will change? Also, I get a white one every day. I think one of the White Rocks lays it, even though they are supposed to lay brown. Looks like I may have a double yolker there.


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  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    The egg color will not change, it will lay one color its whole life. And if it is actually a white rock it will lay a brown egg, not white unless it is a mutt
     
  9. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Print the pictures and tell the guy at Lowes "this is what I want to do, what do I need?

    Keep in mind that it may be cheaper to just build the platform and buy a storage shed to set on it. Anchor the shed to the platform or it will blow away.

    John
     
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  10. danand

    danand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I spent part of yesterday cleaning coups and adding roosts, moving some of them around. So I cleaned out nest boxes and added some too. Well my girls DO NOT like straw!! Oh the fights this morning!!! I added some old(clean) grass hay and everybody's had calmed down. Funny how picky they can be. Also I decided to keep one of the Millie Roos and he joined the LF flock 2 weeks ago. He thinks he's big stuff and is trying his darnedest to mount any girl he can. Pretty funny to see him on top of a full sized LF!! I also decided that my Banty buff brahmas should join the LF. They are almost as big as the Lf. So far no one seems to notice or care. There was one fight between that roo ( Bart) and the Millie roo (rob Roy). So now if I can get the silkies in with mixed Bantys and then all the Millie's into 1 coup I'll be ready for winter and everything will be easier. Fingers crossed!!;)
     

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