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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jchny2000, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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  2. Old Salt 1945

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    If you hold the chicken just right, you will notice that you can see straight through from one nostril to the other. The cotter pin does no damage.

    Installing it on a struggling chicken would be VERY difficult. I can see it being a 3 person task.

    John
     
  3. Kiniska

    Kiniska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no clue about Sumatras, but I love black chickens. Very attractive bird whatever you have.
     
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  4. Kiniska

    Kiniska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Considering how uncooperative some of the girls were for fall worming I'd say John has hit the nail on the head once again.
     
  5. CityHen-Indy

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    I'm going to take a closer look at their nostrils tomorrow. I did not know you could see out through the other side. I don't plan to ever use the glasses, but think they're a cool novelty item. Thanks for the fun fact!
     
  6. SallyinIndiana

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    I think I promised a picture of PRIR and HRIR in the same post. My HRIR are still young and not full grown.
    Production RIR hens age 11 months.
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    HRIR hen age 24 weeks, not mature enough to lay eggs yet.
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  7. CityHen-Indy

    CityHen-Indy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, your pictures really show the difference between the HRIR and PRIR! I have one PRIR and she's sweet at 18 weeks, but will definitely be lighter red. Your HRIR is a beauty.
     
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  8. SallyinIndiana

    SallyinIndiana Overrun With Chickens

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    thanks City hen, I really like my HRIR. I like them so much I have sold off all of my production RIR hens. That picture was taken with them in the pen to be sold.

    And the rain misses my town again. Going to the north east of me. maybe Friday night.
     
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  9. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

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    i have! i use on everything chickens, cats, dogs, goats, and so on. I coul ramble on about it but is there anything specific you want to know aboyt it or just curious?
     
  10. Old Salt 1945

    Old Salt 1945 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know if anyone else is interested in something like this.

    I am investigating making my own controller for heat and humidity in my incubator.

    The temp control for the LG incubator is so coarse that I've been monkeying with it since Saturday. I'm almost there. A tiny adjustment of the knob swings the temperature 1 or 2 degrees. Can't seem to get 99.5 degrees. I used long pliars so that I could turn it only about 1/8" at the end of an 8" radius swing. I now have it at 99.2, but I'm afraid to move it any more. It could jump (and has jumped) to 101 or 2. It's like trying to drive a car with a sticking steering wheel that only swerves to the left or the right, but you just can't quite find a spot that will make it go straight down the road. Blasted nuisance.

    I could replace the temperature setting and fan with an IncuKit for $50.

    http://incubatorwarehouse.com/48-watt-incukit-dc.html

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    Quick Overview

    Features:
    • All-in-one thermostat, heater, fan control unit​
    • For tabletop incubators​
    • Proportional digital electronic pre-set (99.5 F) thermostat​
    • Digital display​
    • Adjustable fan speed​
    • Hatch timer​
    • 12V DC power (Allows 110V OR 220V Input)​
    • Remote sensor for accurate temperature reading​
    • Controls DC turner motor (sold separately)​
    • Option to power with a 12V battery (connectors sold separately)​

    Looks great, but does nothing for humidity.

    I found a "temperature and humidity controller" on ebay. This one is for 220v European. It is about $30. They have them for 110 volts American. They are $130. A voltage converter is available on ebay for $12.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/220V-Digita...755?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4166f6d17b

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    This digital humidity control controller WH8040 is with wide humidity measuring range and controlling range, comes with a humidity controller sensor probe with cable and a temperature sensor probe with cable. Humidity measuring range is 1% ~ 99% RH and control range is 1% ~ 99% RH.
    Specification:
    • Humidity Measuring Range: 1% ~ 99% RH
    • Humidity controlling range: 1% ~ 99% RH
    • Humidity Measuring Error: 3%
    • Resolution: 1% RH;
    • Sensor Type: HM-40
    • Power Suppler: AC 220V
    • Current: MAX 200MA
    • Data retention: YES
    • Power consumption: < 3W, Max 200mA
    • Relay contact current: AC 5A/220V
    • Temperature compensation: YES
    • Data Retention: YES
    • Working temperature: 0°C - 50 °C
    • Storage temperature: -10°C - 60 °C
    • Size(L x W x H): Approx. 83 x 75 x 33cm
    • Probe size(D x L): Approx. 4 x 20mm
    Functions:
    • Function of humidification and dehumidification
    • Hysteresis function
    • Humidity correction
    • Delay protection
    • Function of Upper and Lower limit


    This thing can VERY accurately control temperature AND humidity.

    I also found this:
    Decor Colorful Light Ultrasonic Mist Maker Fogger Water Fountain Pond 12 LED

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/271102636669?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

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    When power is applied, it creates fog. Put it in a bowl of water, plug it in and pretty fog will soon spill over the edges of the water.
    People that raise frogs sometimes use them to add a damp, humid atmosphere to their terrariums.

    I saw a youtube where this was used to humidify an incubator.

    So, here's the scenario.

    I bought the fogger. I bought the controller.

    My Little Giant is a still air unit with turner.

    1. Set the LG thermostat to full on
    2. Plug the LG in to the new controller and use it to turn the heater on and off.
    3. I have an old computer fan that I installed in the LG.
    4. Make a trip to Meyers to get the various pvc fittings to make a water sump and reservoir for the fogger.
    5. Plug the fogger in to the new controller and use it to turn the fogger on and off.
    6. Monkey with it until I get it to work.

    Further posts will be made using the PM function, unless there is great interest in the subject. If you wish to be included, send me a PM.
    If I get a bunch, I may post progress in the Indiana thread.

    In any case, when (if) I get it working, I'll post the final results on Indiana thread. No sense in sharing it with the riff raff from other states, the running dog capitalist warmongering curs.

    The controller won't be here from Hong Kong until October.

    John
     

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