Jan 28th Hatch date. Anyone else?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TCollier, Jan 20, 2012.

  1. TCollier

    TCollier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just candled my eggs that are due to hatch on Jan 28th. Out of 42 I started 35 are alive and developing just fine. 7 never started. Any body else due to hatch on the 28th? I love this incubator I built it works great.
     
  2. sheboyganjohn

    sheboyganjohn Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a tad behind you, I'm due the 31st and 2nd. What did you build for an incubator? I am currently working on a cabinet. I should have it done tomorrow and will move everything over if it works this weekend.
     
  3. TCollier

    TCollier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I built a cabinet incubator out of birch plywood. Used GQF Heating element and Wafer thermostat and 110 v fan. Has automatic humidity controlled by a float to keep the water in it and full but not allowing it to overfill. At day 18 I put in a humidity pad and it brings the humidity up to about 65%. I put a LG automatic turner in it too. Only time I have to open the door is to candle and add the humidity pad. Everything else is done from the outside.
     
  4. sheboyganjohn

    sheboyganjohn Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds similar to mine. Building it out of birch plywood, but it is going in the dining room so I need a nice maple door and top. I have a combo wafer thermostat (back-up) and digital thermostat (primary) Heating for now is two lightbulbs. Have two 110 VAC fans for air movement down a false back. Three shelfs that piviot with egg trays on them, so it holds 90 eggs on the shelves and it will have one or two hatching trays. I am going to put in a water tube so I can fill the water pan from the outside and I still need to figure out a turning method. It will be manual but I want to keep it on the outside so I don't have to open the door, but I do not want a rod coming out of the top, it will double as a printer stand so the top has to stay flat.
     
  5. chicken poo

    chicken poo Out Of The Brooder

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    you could run a rod off your pivot point on your turners..out the side and either using small gearing to a crank (like a jack in the box) or just use a push pull rod...
     
  6. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we are due on the 28th ! I only got 2 out of 10 eggs. I just hope it will survive !!

     
  7. TCollier

    TCollier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Going to candle the eggs one more time tonight and make sure they are all still good. Tomorrow when I get up I will add the humidity pad and turn off the turner and hopefully Saturday I will have 35 chicks.
     
  8. chickmanna

    chickmanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a hatch set for the 27/28, too.

    These poor eggs took an extra week to get here, apparently the Post Office didn't think they were a "Priority"........[​IMG]

    But the good news is that of the 15 Barnevelder eggs we received, it looks like 14 are good and will go into lockdown tomorrow AM. And 5 of the 9 Mottled Javas, too. So exciting!!
     
  9. TCollier

    TCollier Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Candled them last night again and it still looks like I have 35 doing good. Turned of the turner and they are in lockdown. Fingers are crossed for Saturday.
     
  10. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yay! we are gonna lockdown ours tonight when we got home from work !, ours will hatch Saturday, hopefully earlier !!

     

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