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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:21 am 
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Ben's Chooks wrote:
Kaz could Always set the eggs at different Times :p whats the go with the bit of pipe in the Water is that the heating Source could you explain how it works?


Hey Ben, The heating element is fairly powerful at 300 watts and it recovers temperature quickly if the door is opened to put more eggs in, for example. Seems to maintain temperature on the coldest nights without problem. The PVC tube in the water bowl is the humidity control. A cheapo "mist maker".

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:26 am 
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Thanks for that.

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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 9:24 pm 
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Hi kaz1104,

your ideas are inspirational.

What hatch rates are you achieving with this incubator?.


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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2009 10:33 pm 
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Thanks for the kind words Haan,
Its an interesting thing. We have been finding that since we can now control temperature and humidity we are getting around 75% + hatch rates with Jap quail, and about the same with King quail eggs, and most of what remain are infertile, but strangely enough survival rates are not fantastic. I get this feeling that "survival of the fittest" is an important thing. We are now hatching birds that don't have the vigour to survive.
It's one thing to come up with ideas and to put them into practice, but it's quite another to develop that gut feeling that only years of experience can bring.
There are many people on this forum that get fantastic results, not from technology and gadgets, but from these years of experience and "knowing" how to get the "recipe" right to get great and healthy hatches.
We have around 120 Japanese quail hatching right now, and about 20 chook, and around a dozen Jap bantan (I think) eggs due in the next day or two, so that will be interesting to see the end results.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:15 pm 
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i've just read kaz1104's post athttp://forum.backyardpoultry.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=7971368 and it is a great incubator.
I am just wondering what the red bottle at the top left corner is. is it doing anything?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:05 am 
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just from looking at the pictures i would say its somehow linked in to humidity regulation, and as such is acting as a water reservoir.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:06 pm 
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It's the water reservoir for his Web-bulb thermometer. You can see the wick poking out from the right, with a thermometer inside of it.

PS: wch705, these questions could have been appended to the original thread (even if it's an old thread).


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