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Pic homemade incubator
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jf    Posted 03-17-2004 at 04:01:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
in the photo gallery you will find 3 pictures-2 of incubator and one of new chick (this one was posted especially for Kelly Ga). One word of caution on this method we have run into an issue with the correct humidty. I would advise you have a small humidty tester to keep it in 70% or so and especially spray and raise humdity on last 3 days just prior to hatching. If not they will develop and not be able to break through shell as it will harden. We have broken one right now that is alive and will keep it moist throughout the day. Embryonic sac is still in place and you can still see the yolk. The yolk is drown up into body cavity just prior to hatcing. I will keep those of you interested posted.


Use paper....    Posted 03-17-2004 at 14:55:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
towels or that rubber shelving liner in the bottom of brooder rather than papers. The chicks can get "spraddle" legs if they can't get a grip on the surface, there is no fixing it either once their legs get messed up. Some are born that way, while others will get it after birth if they can't get any traction. I've had this problem with quail.

Just a thought.

RY


KellyGa    Posted 03-17-2004 at 07:14:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks for posting the pics. That is a good looking chick there. Such a nice simple cheap way to hatch them. I really do like the set up. Did you invent the incubator on your own, or did you have some ideas off websites? Forgot to ask you, what kind of chicks are yours? Thanks again for posting, I love to hear about this kind of stuff. :)


jf    Posted 03-17-2004 at 07:18:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
came from a website somewhere. I am sure you can go to a search engine and type in chicken egg incubation and find it. My breed right now is buff orpingtons(my all time favorites) and white wyndottes. I have had almost all breeds some of the best if you don't mind a poor disposition is barred rocks-man will they ever lay. No setting though.


Fern(Mi)    Posted 03-17-2004 at 04:31:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hope I haven't over stepped my bounds?
Good pics!
I like the last one best!


jf    Posted 03-17-2004 at 06:40:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
really appreciate. How does one post directly this site? thanks.


The Incubator    Posted 03-17-2004 at 04:22:52       [Reply]  [No Email]

Fern(Mi)


Birthingroom    Posted 03-17-2004 at 04:17:10       [Reply]  [No Email]

Fern(Mi)


This is better    Posted 03-17-2004 at 04:10:24       [Reply]  [No Email]

Fern(Mi)


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