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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jmorrismetal, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. jmorrismetal

    jmorrismetal New Egg

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    I took my Daughter to a friends house and she enjoyed the chickens and decided to make a project we could both learn something from.

    I have never raised them or anything else so its a step by step project. I do have a lot of "stuff" though and dug through it and put together an incubator for step 1.

    It is an old fridge that died some years ago, a hot dog roller (stainless and actually never used) and a PID controller.



    Since that video I added a humidity control that switches a vaporizer on when low and is keeping humidity between 60.9% and 62.5%. I also went with two 25 watt bulbs and that maintains temp between 99.8 and 100.1 deg F.

    I have read and watched many pages/videos for information and have 22 eggs at day 6 so far.

    Any input from the "been there done that" crowd?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] It sounds as if you have prepared - good luck for a successful hatch.
     
  3. jmorrismetal

    jmorrismetal New Egg

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    I couldn't tell anything at first but today is day 10 and I can make out the air cell on the left and see it moving around inside the egg. Must have everything OK so far.

     

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