Seems to be a 100% Success Hatch Rate!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rgvchicks, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. rgvchicks

    rgvchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1st time building a DY incubaror

    1st time incubating and hatcing

    Seems to be a 100% hatching rate of success!!!

    Pics of last 3 eggs

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    Video of 17 healthy chicks
     
  2. rgvchicks

    rgvchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chick #18 jst came out!!!
     
  3. mondotomhead

    mondotomhead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! They are just too cute[​IMG]

    (I've got to try hatching eggs)
     
  4. rgvchicks

    rgvchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chick # 19 jst got out.....one more and it will be a perfect hatch!!!
     
  5. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you tell us how you made your bator? I have been toying with the idea of making one myself.
     
  6. rgvchicks

    rgvchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chick # 20 jst hatched.....100% hatched!!!!
     
  7. rgvchicks

    rgvchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not to fancy.....i used a 10 gallon aquarium. I made a hole to add a 100 wat bulb in the center of the lid and taped all the lid with duct tape....i used a light dimmer to regulate the temp....no thermostat.....i used a digital thermometer and laid it flat besides the eggs.....little water on small pan to maintain humiidity at 30%......also used a computer fan to circulate the warm air (never had constant temp thru all incubator with fan always about 1 degree difference from side to side).....temp had it 99.5 to 101.....turned the eggs twice a day one in morning one at night.....candled them at 7 days.....12 days.....18 days then lockdown.....crossed my fingers ....and what do you know?.....all 20 eggs hatched starting day 20 ending day 22nd.....[​IMG]........[​IMG]
     
  8. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

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    [​IMG] awesome! this makes me want to make a homemade incubator. Only problem is we don't have any way of regulating the temp. in our house (we do have 2 woodburning stoves & window AC units) the temps. are all over the place depending on the weather and what time if the day/night it is.

    I wonder if I could set up something like this in a closet or some small space where it stays relatively the same temp.? Seems easy enough and I have several old aquariums that I need to either use or get rid of...better not let Dh see this or he'll be making one by the time I get home from work [​IMG]
     
  9. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome! Congrats on your success. I think I may be able to talk hubby in to trying this.... once he finishes my brooder!
     
  10. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] That's great! Congratulations!
     

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