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Rockin egg in bator??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by justusnak, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    OK, my eggs are due...the 5th...one of them is just a rockin! Does that mean it will hatch soon? Could I be off by a day or two? How long before it should hatch, if its rockin??? Ohhh the suspense id just eating away at me!! AHHH! [​IMG]
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sometimes they can start rocking a few days before they actually hatch. Exciting, isn't it?
     
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] I cant stand the suspense!![​IMG] Hatch little ones..hatch!! This is my FIRST time incubating eggs....I soooo hope they make it. I am afraid to candle them, I dont want to touch them for fear Iwill kill them. UGH!![​IMG] Tomorrow I am going to get a REAL incubator...a friend is selling me a Hova bator...no turner, no fan...but extra wafers?? Anyways..he said he has had it plugged in for 2 days, works fine...its an extra for him. Anyways, i am getting it for $50.00. Good deal?? I cant waite to put some frizzles in there....Ohhh boy, another 21 days!! [​IMG] He said I get the hydrometer.therm as well. Woohoo!
     
  4. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    Hope they hatch for you!


    $50 for a used still air incubator is actually a pretty bad deal. You should be able to buy one new cheaper than that, sad to say.
     
  5. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Awww ,man...and I thought I was getting a good deal. darnit! Figures I would be the one getting had...oh well...I cant seem to locate a used one anywhere...or a new one for anywhere close to that! UGH.
     
  6. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    They are $42 at Tractor supply. That is what I paid here in Mississippi anyway. That is the still air one. Not turner or fan.

    Marie
     
  7. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    He said there are extra wafers?? Not sure what those are, or even if I am useing the right word. UGH! Shame on him!
     
  8. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    I think the wafers have to do with the thermastat and that is a good thing to have. So it may be worth the $50 for everything but not really much of a deal. But you probaby are not being overcharged?? By the time you add the hygrometer and wafers.

    Marie
     
  9. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Wafers...yeah....he said there are several brand new ones...and he has the books on it as well....which is great, because I have NO idea how to use one. My little styrofoam one is working so far...but I know I lost a few more...so far, one rocking, out of 10 UGH! Just watching and waiteing for now [​IMG]

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  10. zimmy

    zimmy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, but the $42 one sucks, says some.

    -shrug- I just went and made my one plywood one. The bad part was making bad measurements, and having to go and buzzsaw a new base, and chop off bits and bits of the egg tray holder thing, and, and, and!! RWAR.

    But it's done.

    And I's only got ten more days....................... ARGH! HATCH, GOSHDARNIT!
     

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