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Running another batch threw the incubator

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by Chic Rustler, Jul 18, 2018.

  1. Jul 18, 2018
    Chic Rustler

    Chic Rustler Super Self-Sufficient

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    Well I am getting low on hens. Bad a couple old hens die on me. Reasons unknown. And wouldn't ya know it, people keep showing up wanting hens. I figured I'd price them out of wanting mine but they bought them anyway.

    So I'm about 10 hens down now. What to do except load the incubator with 85 eggs!

    I didn' think it threw. I loaded it Sunday morning and by Sunday afternoon it had overshot to 102 degrees. Then I take temp in the shed and its 103. These hot days are too much. Maybe I should have built in a cooling feature on the incubator. My e I could use parts from a mini fridge or something. :D

    Anyway luckily there's a window air conditioner in the shed. The highest setting it has is 86°f. 95 would have done the job. Just gotta keep the incubator under 100°f.
    But for now all seems well. I'l know when I candle the eggs next week.
     
  2. Jul 18, 2018
    Chic Rustler

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    Got another video up. Evidently people aren't interested in Chickens from the views.


     
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  3. Jul 18, 2018
    sumi

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    If there is a demand for hens and you can raise and sell them at a profit…
     
  4. Oct 26, 2018
    CrealCritter

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    You got a view from me
     
  5. Oct 27, 2018
    baymule

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    Videos are dicey for me. I’ll look at pictures all day long, but videos just don’t play well, I get tired of the start-stop, more stop than play.
     
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  6. Oct 27, 2018
    Chic Rustler

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    I didnt miss much. Just pulling chicks out of the incubator
     
  7. Oct 27, 2018
    baymule

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    More chicks! YAY!
     
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  8. Oct 27, 2018
    frustratedearthmother

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    I can't really watch videos at home either :( unless they're like 30 seconds. And, a 30 second video might take me 2 minutes to watch...ugh.
     
  9. Oct 27, 2018
    sumi

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    I usually avoid video too, unless it's something I really want to watch. My broadband is too dang slow half the time to load them, so I get what bay does, start-stop.
     
  10. Oct 28, 2018
    baymule

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    Satellite internet shore ain’t cable internet!

    And satellite TV? Just as the storm worsens and the weather man is telling where the tornado is (coming closer) the TV goes off. We don’t know if we need to run, hunker down in a windowless room or just kiss our ass goodbye.
     

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