*Takes deep breath* opinions needed, ppl!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by cjeanean, May 8, 2008.

  1. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Okay, I've never designed a web site before, but I think I'm done with mine for the time being! I need people's opinions!!! Almost everything links back to BYC, and I especially want advice on the Incubating page since I don't know anything about it and pretty much just gleaned info from the forums. Thanks everyone!!! I'll return the favor if needed!!!! here's the link:

  2. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    I like the rustic look. You did a very nice job:jumpy
  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Looks pretty good [​IMG] My only comment is that I am hesitant to buy something when I don't have a picture. I'm a visual person [​IMG]
  4. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

    Feb 17, 2007
    Nice job. I like it. [​IMG]
  5. Lanissa86

    Lanissa86 Songster

    Mar 26, 2008
    San Antonio, TX
    I like it! Good job so far! Now start getting them pics up! [​IMG]
  6. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Quote:I'm not ready to sell yet so I'm not putting pictures up. In a few weeks I'll start on the pics, but not until then.....I would get pics off the internet to put up, but I don't want to violate any copyrights, so I'm gonna wait till all my birds are ready then post pics....thanks so much for the input, guys!!!! Anyone else????
  7. chcknrs

    chcknrs Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    Kelso, WA
    Cute page design! Simple and easy to read. And you got your first signature in your guestbook!
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Still Air incubators are used for hatching smaller numbers of eggs, and do not have a fan to help regulate the incubator temperature. Forced Air incubators are usually for hatching large numbers of eggs and use a fan for temperature regulation. To decide which incubator will work best for you, consider how many eggs you want and how much room you have.


    This information is incorrect. A Little Giant and a Hovabator come in a basic still air and forced or circulated air. They both will hold a large number of eggs. Without a turner they hold about 50 eggs. With a turner they hold 42.

    Unless you have years of experience under your belt in hatching you should be careful of what you are advising people to do for incubation. Having glanced through most of the information some of it can be misleading to an inexperienced hatcher.

    For example -

    Forced Air incubators should be kept at 100 degrees Fahrenheit inside and Still Air incubators should be kept at 102 degrees Fahrenheit inside

    Temperature recommendations are not that simple. In a still air incubator the temp should be taken at egg height. The temperature should be 101 - 102 at the top of the egg and cooler toward toward the bottom of the egg and incubator.

    If someone has their thermometer sitting on the floor of the incubator and set the temp at 102 the egg would most likely be over heated and the embryo would probably die early.

    Hatching isn't rocket science but does have a few rules that need to be followed.

    Another point is turning the eggs 4 - 6 times a day. Experienced hatchers turn eggs an odd number of times a day. This is to insure an egg never spends the night on the same side day after day giving the embryo less opportunity to stick to the shell.

    I am not trying to be the rotten egg here in your thread but misinformation of this nature can lead to many disappointing and poor hatch experiences.​
  9. it looks good [​IMG] you have alot more time than I do!!!! I know nothing about incubating, it is one of those things I go back and forth on, yes I will, no I won't....I have responsibility issues [​IMG] its almost like being pregnant, and I already did that twice!!!

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