Not sure if this is a good site! Day 20!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hart31, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. hart31

    hart31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bowbells, ND
    I used to stick a few eggs in the old sears & roebuck incubator, keep the little pan filled with water and the temp anywhere in the "hatching range" (about 98 to 102) indicated on the thermometer that came with it. Turn the eggs twice a day and get some chicks. Never worried at all! [​IMG]

    Now since I've been on this site I think I've spent more money on thermometers, hygrometers, and water wigglers than I have on my incubator. [​IMG]

    Now I'm at day 20 and nervous as a cat on a too small limb hanging over a puddle of water :eek:

    I had a web cam set up on a local network that worked perfectly until I emailed the link to some friends, family, and school teachers. Now the server has decided it doesn't like the camera. Set up a different computer with the same camera and software---It wouldn't work for more than a few minutes at a time [​IMG]

    My 3 year old granddaughter called me yesterday morning and said, "Grandpa, I can't see your chicky eggs!"

    I didn't want to change to one of the online webcam sites because I had already given a different url to everybody so I spent a couple of late nights trying different software and I think I've finally got one that seems stable. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2008
  2. Varisha

    Varisha Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 22, 2007
    Yeah BYC does corupt [​IMG] LOL
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2008
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    No one twisted your arm to set up a webcam. Don't try and blame
    us for this. I don't have a webcam but now I have to go out and
    spend more money and buy one. What the heck. Peer pressure.

    This is all your fault Hart.

    Wait, I see a pip.. Just kidding.

    I'm on day 20 today too with a hatch so [​IMG].
  4. hart31

    hart31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bowbells, ND
    The pressure is intense!!! [​IMG]
  5. silkhope

    silkhope Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2007
    Pittsboro, NC
    Wait, I see a pip.. Just kidding.

  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    And here I sit in a front seat!... [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Yup, sure blame it on all of us [​IMG] ... Grandson is here for the week now I can let him watch some...mine are due to hatch this coming weekend!!...
  7. Tsagirl

    Tsagirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2007
    Day 21 here and I woke up to 3 babies and 20 more waiting on......
    sheesh the wait sucks!

  8. RepoBob

    RepoBob Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2007
    It sure is fun, ain't it. [​IMG]

    I have a buddy that does it like you did at first. He sets them and forgets them, and has some success. He is constantly bugging me about all the BS I go threw. I have tried and tried to get him to come here and take a look, but he is still using his AT&T 6300 computer (It's about 20 years old and uses 5 1/4 inch floppies). So the internet is just a vast wilderness to him.

    Hopping for PIPs Sat or Sunday.
  9. hsm5grls

    hsm5grls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 3, 2007
    It a trap, A conspiracy I tell ya!!! You sign up here and that's it your at the mercy of chickens, bators, and BYC.

    RUN.......RUN now and RUN fast........
  10. hart31

    hart31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bowbells, ND
    Quote:I just threw out about 40 of those 5 1/4 floppies [​IMG]

    Maybe the old zenith laptop should go too! [​IMG]

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