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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:37 pm 
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Bought both the thermometer and thermostat online, thermostat is like the ones on ebay (POWERNIX) thermometer from ebay.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:37 am 
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How many now? :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Any swedish yet? :oops: :D


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:38 am 
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Ya Raf, where are the ducky pictures?

What were the green eggs from?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:01 pm 
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Coops, the Blue eggs are from Swedish Blue Ducks. I have two of them out. One yellow, one blue, which I hazzard a guess is sex linked? or one is splash the other blue....not sure how blue works in ducks, but asssume the same as Chooks?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 12:08 pm 
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Oh, and Coops my dear friend...for you..... the brooder... :D


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I thikn there are 50+ in there, runners and wyandottes, but havent counted properly yet.

SO far there have been no problems living together.

By the way, Swedish take 2 days more to hatch than Runners. :hmmm:

And DOnna, the Khaki Campbells have piped.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:01 pm 
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Awww they are so cute, and the brooder is so clean.......take a good look :biggrin: , it won't be like that for long :rofl:
It looks like the hatcher is a success, well done :thumbs:
Were the runner eggs on time? Swedish eggs bigger?


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:38 pm 
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Hi Raf

Have you considered reptile heating systems? They are designed to heat enclosures to temperatures similar to those you are trying to achieve without the use of fans.

Here's some background on one type on the herpshop site (http://www.herpshop.com.au/).

Reptile Radiators
• To provide a light free basking hotspot
• Provide Background heat for a medium to large enclosure
• Can also be used to heat a kennel, cattery or bird brooder
• Can be used in conjunction with the Habistat range of thermostats
• Compact size: 310mm x 210mm x 33mm

Reptile Radiators are new higher powered heaters from Habistat. They replace the radiant heat panels and while they maintain the advantages of the old panels, substantial technical improvements have been added. Purpose designed as an reptile enclosure heater, the Habistat Reptile Radiator will not harm animals, people or fittings if mounted properly. It is specifically designed to direct most of its heat out through the lower, radiating face. Protective insulation minimises the heating of the upper, mounting site. At the same time, even the hottest surface, that which heats the cage, is not so hot that it will instantly burn animals or humans.**
Carbon element heater construction gives incredible reliability. This hot new heater creates an optimal heat density - 75 watts of heat spread over 650 cm3. Most of the heat generated is directed out from the lower surface and the mounting side tends to run at significantly cooler temperatures. It is therefore safer and very economical to run.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 8:41 pm 
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Awww, thanks Raf, very cute. You say they are all getting on well in there, but I swear some of the chicks are looking at the ducks like 'what are you and why do you look so funny?'


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 9:13 am 
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And DOnna, the Khaki Campbells have piped.

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Oooohhhhhh how many? All of them? And wait til I get close to you too. I have been waiting and waiting for news but didnt want to annoy you more than I have already :biggrin:

They are a day overdue arent they? Did you spray? :hmmm:
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Its wednesday morning so how'd we go? Where are the 'nanna' pics? :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:44 pm 
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awwwww, they're so cute, great hatcher btw. :biggrin:

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I can see all these duckie pics going up in the gallery :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:01 pm 
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they are so cute! love the bator/hatcher!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:33 am 
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Great picture.

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