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New Bator, New Batch. Looking good

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by emosfet, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. emosfet

    emosfet New Egg

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    Just started my second batch yesterday. I followed WindyOaksYokes's DIY bator plan with minor changes. The first batch didn't turn out too well only 4 made it out of 20. I think it's due to the thermostat not keeping a tight hysteresis. So i made myself a diy thermostat using a pic controller a temp sensor and a relay. It worked out pretty good. It's been keeping temperature between 99 to 100 constantly for one day now. I hope this time i will have a much better hatch rate. Keeping my finger crossed and i will keep updating the thread as my hatching goes. anyone with some interest in the thermostat can contact me with the source code and part list. i think i spent somewhere near $10-$15 for thermostat parts.

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    Last edited: Oct 25, 2008
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Wow that looks really nice! I hope it works out for you! Good luck with the quail!
     
  3. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Way cool contraption! Hope the hatch goes well! [​IMG]
     
  4. emosfet

    emosfet New Egg

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    thanks guys.
     
  5. emosfet

    emosfet New Egg

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    Today is Day # 5. Still looking forward for Day # 15. Can't wait to see them pip and zip.
     
  6. emosfet

    emosfet New Egg

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    Finally it is day 15, today!!! [​IMG]

    10 peepped and zipped and more to come. [​IMG]
    Waiting for their feather to get fluffy before I place them in the brooder.

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    Peeping and zipping babies
     
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  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Oh how cute!!! [​IMG] How many eggs did you have in there? What are they? Pharoahs? They hatched a bit early didn't they!
     
  8. emosfet

    emosfet New Egg

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    I must had 50 eggs in my diy bator. They are jumbo cortunix quail.
    I agree, they hatch 3 day early, even though there is an 4 hour outage of power/heat loss. I was worry about them for a couple of days. I guess it turned out ok.

    As of now, 15 had zipped. And many many more coming.
     
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  9. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Congrats on you chicks,
    I hope more hatch
     
  10. emosfet

    emosfet New Egg

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    thanks
     

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