Well, here goes my first attempt!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Stevenson, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. Stevenson

    Stevenson Songster

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    So, I bought a homemade incubator last night from a fellow BYC'er through the powers of Craigslist! After making some minor adjustments (adding an auto egg turner, some additional tape, etc), I am testing it. Assuming things work, I have some hatching eggs to test in it (thanks so much bockbock2008 - So very much appreciated!!!). I will putting the eggs in tomorrow morning if I can get temperatures to regulate. All this is in preparation of 24 Delaware eggs that I will be getting at the beginning of April. Wish me Luck!

    I'll update with progress....or lack thereof [​IMG]
     
  2. geepy

    geepy Songster

    Feb 24, 2009
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    Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Here's wishing you good luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap

    YAY!!!! Keep us updated!!! Some of us live vicariously through others.....
     
  5. Stevenson

    Stevenson Songster

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    So far so good....thermostat is staying on till 100.0 and then shutting off, then starting back up again when it gets down to 99.4 or so! I just added two pint jars of water for heat sinks.
     
  6. Stevenson

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    Ok, so I am seeing 98.7 to 100.4. I have an indoor/outdoor thermometer, so I am able to get a reading at the front and the back of the incubator....varies less than one degree from front to back. Loving it so far!!!
     
  7. Stevenson

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    Woke up and the temperature was still great! I just set my first eggs in the incubator - 3/2 @ 7:00 am cst.

    They are mixed breed chickens for testing this incubator....I feel that things are going to go well.....crossing my fingers for an eventful day on the 23rd!
     
  8. Stevenson

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    Two days in and things are running smooth so far. Running steady on temperature between 98.8 and 100.2 degrees with humidity at 40%.

    So now all I do is wait? This part is tough!!!![​IMG]
     

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