Wheel date calculator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by StarStruck203, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. StarStruck203

    StarStruck203 Out Of The Brooder

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    does anyone know where i could get date calculators for 'calculating' when eggs will hatch, and when they will start laying.?

    let me know :) thanks!
     
  2. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hens start laying eggs anywhere from about five months old. Some breeds take a lot longer than others to start laying though. Commercial hybrids and well known egg laying breeds like Leghorns will usually start laying a lot sooner than rare and unusual breeds.

    I'm not sure about your date calculator question, I might be misunderstanding you, but if you are setting eggs in an incubator, they will take approximately 21 days to hatch, so expect them to start hatching on the same day of the week as you set them. If that wasn't what you were meaning to ask, then I'm sorry...
     
  3. dragonjaze

    dragonjaze Out Of The Brooder

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    they are called "date forecaster" wheels or "date finder" wheels.

    Not sure where you can get one. I got one from my work, given away by valve manufacturers! Very useful for planning seed starting dates and such.
     
  4. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    footballcoachmiller Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatch eggs every month. It all depends on the temperature. I keep my bator at 100 degrees and humidity at 45 until lock down and then bump it up to 60 to 65. My eggs always start peeping two days before I started them and most of them will hatch the day of the week before I started them. For example the last batch I started on a Monday. They started peeping Saturday night and they all hatched sunday. I use a home made bater with a glass front and top. It has a heater with a fan and you need a good thermometer with a humidity gauge. A good thermometer greatly increased my hatch rate.

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  6. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. That bator looks AMAZING! I love it!!!
     
  7. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:take the date you set them, add how many days they have to incubate and sutract the last date of the present month..

    for instance.. today is March 28 th..
    28 plus 21 days of incubation (chicken) = 49
    31 days in march..
    49 minus 31 = 18th of April hatch date..

    works for any type of egg..

    learn this and you will always have it..
     
  8. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:whats that made of?
     
  9. footballcoachmiller

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    Thanks gypsy. It's made of 3/4 inch plywood, 1/4 round trim to hold the glass in place, a heater an fan from the local co-op, along with the bolts and insulators and some hinges on the back where the door is. The tray is just wire on a square frame made from 3/4 inch x 2inch wood strips which is removable, it sits on 1/4 round strips. The door in the back goes all the way across and the glass piece on top slide out also.
     
  10. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

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    I saw one of those wheel things on a website.. going now to see if I can find it.
     

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