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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:59 pm 
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Thanks trev

That's pretty cool, I'm very suss about the legend status, the pressure to hatch something is really on now!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:31 pm 
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Only one thing I can say Teeni

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:37 pm 
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I was happy to see that you used a reptile heat cord! I was thinking about building a bator using one as well :wink:
The thing I can't work out is how are you turning the eggs? Manually? I couldn't see a turner?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:45 am 
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Mannually at this stage, because I am a fidget, and I can't help but get involved :roll: [lus I only have 3 dozen in at the moment

But I am working on some ideas for auto turn, hopefully to put to use before next batch, don't really want to be hand tuning 5 dozen eggs.

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No pressure Teeni, your eggs are doing all the work.
You just do all the worry worting.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 3:21 pm 
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Today is day 17. I cam home from work, and went and turned the eggs. To my excitement the lone little pigieon egg had pipped. I could see its tiny little beak through the hole.

But on examination there is no movement or sound from within the egg.
Have been stareing at it through the little window for the last 10 minutes and there has been no movement.

I have left the egg in the bator for the time being, but I'm not holding out too much hope.

It's a bit bitter sweet. I'm so pleased the bator is working, but sad the little pigieon made it this far and then didn't survive.

Ah well thems the breaks. RIP petey the pigeon

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:15 pm 
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Well done Teeni , Now that I know the bator works , I'll organise you some eggs . Pigeons hatch at 18 days , so be patient , may just be resting before the final escape . If it got this far and then fails to hatch I would consider the humidity . ( If it is dead in the shell check to see if it is dried out ) If this is the case place some extra water vessels in the unit for the next few days while chicks hatch . I think I mentioned this to you , but you would have been hard pressed to hand raise a pigeon from day old . Mother pigeons ( and doves ) produce "milk" from a gland in the back of the throat . The chicks need this to survive . Good luck Mart
You can stop turning the chook eggs now too :)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:24 am 
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Thanks Mart

The little squeaker is def dead. When I initially put him in there was a small crack in the shell, which I painted with a little tin dab of nail polish. I took him out of the shell and he was beautifully formed but there was a large amount of yolk not absorbed, and stuck to the shell at that spot. The humidity is at 65%.

Have stopped turning the egss, now the countdown well and truly begins!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:10 am 
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Woo Hoo!!! We have pipping 5 eggs havew little beaks sticking out and are making little cheepy noises!! This is going to be the longest couple of days of my life.

Also, anyone know why the photos in this thread aren't working anymore?

Wish me luck!! Wil post piccies as soon as they hatch!!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:23 am 
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Teeni, there were problems with the attachment method of putting in pics. That's now disabled and we are all going to be using the gallery to post pictures. The old posts that used to have picture by the attachment method are no longer working. People who made the posts can go back and repost those pictures using the gallery. There's instructions on how to do that in the Technical Section.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:53 am 
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Hope you get lots of little chikkies :D
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:20 pm 
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Really exciting you've got pipping. The next few days will tell, but you've done a great job to build your own incubator. I'm looking forward to more pictures of day-olds now.

Chicken07, is the disabled attachments a temporary arrangement? I've never opened a gallery account and prefer using image tags from an external URL. It would be a shame if photo options were reduced permanently.

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no its not a temporary arrangement. the pictures would have disappeared once a certain amount was added, there is only a limited capacity for attachments. you can still link pictures into posts via the usual methods as described in technical help line.

congratulations teeni on your bator success, i hope we will soon see pictures of your little ones.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 7:02 pm 
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Christine, the gallery is a really great feature to get familiar with. It's not hard at all. I have used external urls as well, but the problem with that is if another site gets changed, we lose all the pictures. It's easier to control it if our pics are here.

Great news about the pipping, Teeni. Very exciting!!

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 6:33 am 
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I now have 4 happy healthy baby chicks and 6 more pipping!!! Woo hoo!!! the spinster maker works!!!

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