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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:45 am 
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awesome news!!

We have 50 due to hatch tomorrow, but one of the little buggers was hatching yesterday, as at last night still not out. we are away and have the neighbour looking after them.

I timed the hatch perfectly so i woudn't have to turn them, top up water etc, and they were due to start hatching about two hours after we return tomorrow, but the best plans always go astray.

I wonder if the little one is out yet? and if any others have started?

Good news about your hatch, i hope there are more healthy chicks coming your way

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:08 am 
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What a success story! It must be so satisfying to have made the bator yourself and to then get this great result. This has been a lovely story to follow - thanks for the updates. Looking forward to the pictures.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:58 pm 
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Have 18 little chickies ! Out of the 24 fertile eggs, 3 stopped developing somewhere along the way, 1 died trying to get out, 1 died shortly after and I have concerns from 1 other.

But for a 1st attempt thats a pretty good result as far as i'm concerned.!
So Yay!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:59 pm 
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:bounce: AY! well done teeni can't wait to see pictures of them. :catch: :bounce: :addicted:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:10 pm 
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well done, chicks are sooo cute aren't they :D :D :D
soon you will be naming them (if you haven't already) :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:17 pm 
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Congratulations!! Great work!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 4:36 pm 
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Well done Teeni,
And the sweetest part is that you built the incubator.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 6:59 pm 
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:bounce: brilliant result for your own incubator, thats fantastic :bounce:

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:28 pm 
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Really happy for you Teeni, well done.

The great results are not that suprising really. After all this is a girl who undertook to learn and understand everything she needed to make this happen. Pretty inspiring stuff really. Much better effort than spending a few $$ and reading a manual.

I hope you are feeling suitably chuffed with yourself Teeni, you certainly deserve to.

PS Teeeni. If you ever even think about using an incubator other than one you've built yourself, I'll kick ya bum. :P


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 7:27 am 
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Wow! Thanks guys! I'm soooo happy with the little beggers and I found my camera so I can now take some photos to put up!>

only a couple have names
Favourite- the tiniest little pit game I have ever seen, with black legs, body and a bright orange head.

StaggerLee- Who was last out so a good 36 hours behind the others. She is eating and drinking like a trooper but stilll a little wongy on the legs.

Phantom- Polish/ silkie and other stuff cross who only has fluffiness on 1 side of her head.

Emu chicks 1 and 2- that have markings just like little emu chicks- Mum has decided she is having those, so hopefully not both cockerals!

It seems as though the ones that hatched a full 24 hours "early" recovered and got up eating and drinking the quickest - in about 2 hours from hatching, where as the ones that hatched 24 hours late were a bit groggier and needed a lot more TLC to get up and running. I drizzled a little sugary water onto their beaks and then sat them in front of the water dish and they got the point after that.

Also what is interesting, the 3 that didn't develop all the way and the 2 that nearly got there but died, were from the same group of hens that the 12 infertiles came from. Their were 12 hens in with 2 roosters and I wonder if parentage had anything to do with it.

No real way of knowing, and i'm not worried about it, just one of those things you ponder while you spend endless hours staring at your chickens

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 10:14 pm 
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hi everyone where can find the pics of teenis bator thanks d

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:18 am 
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Sorry, will have to add them again, because there was a few hiccups with attachements. I will post them again very soon.

I am having troubles with my computer. My broad band isnt working, so I'm having to use the dial up connection on my lap top. The modem I have for my PC is not compatable with dial up. and the photo software on my pc is not compatable with my laptop. So as soon as I get the 2 to cooperate I will put up piccies.

Sorry again, im good with chickens- not so good with puters

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:50 pm 
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Well Done Teeni! Your efforts and results are very inspirational! Looking forward to seeing the photos when you have it sorted! :biggrin: :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:46 pm 
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well done on building your incubator teeni! :D.
if its possible would you be able to post pics of it as i would love to see it.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:23 pm 
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Pics of the incubator please


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