Redwood Incubators - Information, help, for sale and wanted

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rainwolf, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. maryhysong

    maryhysong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That one isn't for an incubator; it's for brooding chicks; I think there should be a surround that should go along with it, to keep the heat in but let the chicks go in and out to the food and water. Some of the turn of the century poultry books talk about them.
     
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  2. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another question as we near lockdown in the monster incubator: Should i still be aiming for 50% humidity for lockdown? It holds 16 % with no water added. After adding water, it reaches 28% for a few hours.
    What humidity does everyone use in these?

    Candled tonight at the 2 week point. Many infertile bantam eggs but the marans and the olives look good. We always have problems with sticky chicks drowning in the marans eggs, whether broody or incubator hatched.
     
  3. Rainwolf

    Rainwolf De La Menagerie

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    I have good hatches at 40-50% humidity... if I need to push humidity just add in "wicks" to the water tray. such as sponges or anthing the has lots of surface area and brings up the humidity.
     
  4. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Rainwolf.
    We are still using the cookie sheet but DSIL has 1 more week to manufacture our water tray. I have sponges stockpiled and expect to use them to boost humidity but I just couldnt' foresee getting to 65% like I have used in the LG. 40-50% seems more doable.
     
  5. Tammy N

    Tammy N Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help My great nephew turned the Nob And it got to 115 for how long i do not know but Eggs where well done,

    how to reset temp ?
     
  6. maryhysong

    maryhysong Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been having a hard time getting mine past 30%-40%. Realized that the replacement board I put in the top was 3 inches short of the cleats that held the original water pan; so got that closed up.

    Found plastic drawer organizers, 6x15 inches. The space is 17.75x17.75, so three fit just fine down the length and I staggered them since they didn't fit tight in the width. Added a dozen cheap kitchen sponges standing on their edges. Got the humidity up to 50%. I think if I added another dozen sponges I might get to 60-65 and maybe I won't have any more shrinkwrapped chicks
     
  7. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Monitor the temperature as the unit warms up. Just before it arrives at your desired temperature turn the knob clockwise until the plot light just clicks off. Lock it down at this point and let the thermostat cycle off and on a few times to see where you are. Small adjustments from here on, clockwise for cooler, counterclockwise for warmer, until you have it right where you want it.
     
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  8. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maryhsong.. thank you! I know those plastic trays! Will head to Dollar store when this darn snow stops............ if it ever stops. Our 18x18 tile is 3 inches short of the cleat ends too but I extended the cookie sheet somewhat into the void. I like the idea of the tile being somewhat of a heat sink.
     
  9. Uisge

    Uisge Out Of The Brooder

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    OK, no thoughts on what to use to finish it?

    way have others used?

    Inside and out? or just the outside?

    I am leaning towards a tung oil finish on the outside just because I have that on hand.

    Or perhaps no finish at all and just a Howards Feed and Wax or an Old English Oil.

    Thoughts?

    -Scott
     
  10. Tammy N

    Tammy N Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not think my Leahy has a finish . Did you call Don ?
    I gave you the link he would know
     

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