Update 04/04 new pics!! First time for everything!! Incubator pic.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Chikndinner, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Chikndinner

    Chikndinner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello. Not new to chickens but I am new to quail. I have set 39 jumbo coturnix eggs currently on day 5 in my goofy little homemade incubator. I have been searching and reading all of the informational threads for tips.

    The top glass of this incubator is double pane and it was originally a homemade lab incubator. I have it set up with 2 bulbs. One bulb is on all the time and the other cycles. there is a glass wall between the bulbs and the eggs. I also added a fan and thermostat. There are vent plugs to fill the water and I turn them by sliding the cardboard under the eggs back and forth with a string attached, and the turner is removeable for hatching. I rarely have to open the bator for anything. My temp cycles from 101.1 to about 98.6.

    I am hoping for a 50% hatch from the shipped eggs. If I get any on my first batch I will be happy. If I get more than 18 I will have too many but I will deal....LOL

    The clear view from the top should be fun when they start to hatch. Wish me some good hatch luck!!

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    Last edited: Apr 4, 2011
  2. Ga.chickenman

    Ga.chickenman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Luck !!!
     
  3. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck.
     
  4. peewee

    peewee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wishing you good luck with your hatch.
     
  5. Colinus Ruckus

    Colinus Ruckus Out Of The Brooder

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    Clever design. I like the sliding cardboard bit. Best of luck to you!
     
  6. Chikndinner

    Chikndinner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The cardboard was an idea I got from the chicken side. Thanks for the well wishes.
     
  7. Chikndinner

    Chikndinner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 14. I threw out 14 clear glowing eggs at day 12. 25 remaining dark eggs went back into the incubator. Thes eggs were shipped.

    Last night and today I have seen at least 4 different eggs wiggling and rocking. I bumped the humidity up to 60% and When I lock down tomorrow I'm going to try to get it higher.

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  8. Chikndinner

    Chikndinner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 16.....humidity is up to 68% and I have 6 pips so far. Hoping for some to be out by morning before I have to work for 12 hours:rolleyes:
     
  9. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck again, I will be waiting for news.
     
  10. Chikndinner

    Chikndinner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 17. 12 are out!!! so far so good. The 1/2 protective wire in the bator has to be replaced with something else. It is the perfect size for them to get their little heads stuck in.

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    Last edited: Apr 4, 2011

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