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Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by lindalouly, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. FridayYet

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    What kind of thermostat are you using? I know that getting a good one will keep your temperatures from swinging up and down too much.
     
  2. lindalouly

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    I misplaced the paper. Ayiyi!!! To many kids here. It's an accu something. It's stabilized at 106 for the last few hours.. I'm thinking I need ventilation.
     
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    My next step is to move it in my room which is the coldest room in the house... I just thought they had to be in a more stable area.
     
  4. lindalouly

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    Thank god I chose not to put my eggs in for a couple of days until I got the hang of reading temperatures.
     
  5. FridayYet

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    Are you using lightbulbs for heat? Maybe you need one of them a smaller wattage???

    Of course, I'm just going by what I have read, I have never made my own incubator - I took the easy way out and bought one! (LOL)
     
  6. lindalouly

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    I am using a 25 watt light bulb... I think a 15 would have been better
     
  7. lindalouly

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    So I just movedd the incabator to my room... I noticed the old lamp parts I had my kids disassemble so I could use is getting pretty hot by touch... I think I might have to spend the money on a new insulated bulb fixture/plug. That's okay... Only spent 8 bucks on this and used items in the house. Glad I wasn't in a hurry. I am determined to perfect this safely for my family and my eggs!!! Lol hopefully I will have an update tomorrow
     
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  8. lindalouly

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    @FridayYet are you sure you don't want to buy a house on acreage in Washington near me so we can conquer the chicken world!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. FridayYet

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    LOL - sounds like fun, but I'm addicted to green chiles, sunshine, and my kids are in Denver. You ought to come down here!
     
  10. lindalouly

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    The incabator has stabilized at 102 degrees and is a 20 percent humidity. Just added a sponge inside to try and slightly raise the humidity... The temperature seems to be effected by outside temps. This may require more time figuring out before I sacrifice my eggs. Lol but so far has been an extremely educational project.
     

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