"Springing in the Chicks" 2016 April Hatch-a-Long Hosted by Mike & Sally

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Sally Sunshine, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. tao chick

    tao chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My update:
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    Goal: set more eggs. Build another hatcher.
     
  2. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    Great Goals! [​IMG]
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    SET MORE EGGS!!!
     
  4. athalia17

    athalia17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's ok to have the eggs set already? Or do we only count eggs we set in April?
     
  5. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    As long as the eggs spend any part of their time in an incubator or under a broody in April, even one day, it is ok.
     
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  6. Pensmaster

    Pensmaster True BYC Addict

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    @mlm Mike

    Mike here's the pen for a contest prize, any guesses as to the material used?

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  7. kybyxbee

    kybyxbee Out Of The Brooder

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    Then I am all kinds of in, I have eggs hatching the first and second week of April, but always have room for more.
     
  8. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

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    Corn Cob
     
  9. Pensmaster

    Pensmaster True BYC Addict

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    Bingo
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2016
  10. lizzy14

    lizzy14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone, I'm hoping to start filling my incubator tomorrow night, but I have some questions that maybe you experienced hatchers can help with. So, I know that it is recommended to get the incubator good and steady for 48 hours prior to adding eggs, but how steady are we talking? I have a round metal bator with a wafer thermostat (new wafer added this month) and a computer fan added and my temps are ranging 99.3-100.8, but mostly 99.9. Is this good? I need to not tweak with it, right? When it gets to 100.8 I get nervous!
    Thanks!
     

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