The 7th Annual BYC Easter Hatch-A-Long!

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by Happy Chooks, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. generaldsherman

    generaldsherman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got this cutie yesterday in protest for my last hatch not going so well[​IMG]
    Not having a chicken momma, my dog thinks she'll take care of it
     
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  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member Project Manager

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    Nice Job!

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  3. cjkriebel

    cjkriebel Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you have a picture of it? What is your hatch rate?
     
  4. nanasacres

    nanasacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd like to peek at it too! Is it a coolerbator? Very interested.
     
  5. mallory2013

    mallory2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I do indeed have pictures! I am quite proud of it haha. My very first hatch was a bit hairy because I had no idea what I was doing lol. I had a little more than 50% hatch rate with 8 eggs out of 14 hatching. They were shipped. The next batch I hatched were ones I got from my bantams and I had a 100% hatch rate (8 eggs out of 8).

    My first batch of shipped eggs
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    The outside, it has two viewing windows. Sometimes I wish it had more!! Haha
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    Ignore the writing, my younger sister wrote notes of encouragement to the chicks as they were hatching [​IMG]
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    This is what I use for temp monitoring. Its awesome. It was the most expensive part of my bator, I think it was $15.
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    Please don't mind the mess, I need to clean it after my last hatch! I use a computer fan wired to a repurposed plug (the plug used to be for a cell phone charger) and the light bulb is in a regular socket. The light bulb is my heat source. The fan actually circulates the heat very well for being so small!
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    This is the best picture I could find of the way I turn the eggs, I cut an egg carton and duct tape it to a 1/2" wooden dolley. The dolley then sticks out the side of the bator, and I can turn the eggs without opening the top. However in this case I had to manually move some of them because I could only fit a dozen on my egg carton turner.
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    So there's my little bator! [​IMG]
     
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  6. caeti21

    caeti21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats pretty cool
     
  7. Wickedchicken6

    Wickedchicken6 No Rest For The WicKed Premium Member

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  8. Sally Sunshine

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

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  9. Auroradream26

    Auroradream26 Smothered in Feathers Premium Member

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    Here are some better pictures of my new poults :) I had 13 out of 14 hatch. Please excuse the messy brooder. Of course I took pictures before cleaning it



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  10. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    Adorable!!!!
     

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