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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 9:56 am 
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Well now it's a waiting game, with baited breath......here's hoping that it is successful.......... I had a wooden incubator years ago that worked on bellows control. It worked well but you needed to have it on for at least 48 hours before filling it up so that the wood heated up.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:13 pm 
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Yeah I've heard that some take a long time to stabilise. This stabilised very well in an hour or so. 3 thermometers all showing different temps though haha. I'll trust the one that said 38 when the last batch developed but didn't hatch due to excess humidity. I believe it reads around 1c high

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 10:32 pm 
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Plenty of veiny eggs after 7 days so I just be doing something correct at least! I'll candle them all tomorrow and discard anything that is not developing

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:19 pm 
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I candles the eggs a couple of days ago and 22 of the 24 are looking great. I ditched the 2 unfertilised eggs. lockdown is tomorrow and they should hatch Saturday if all goes well! Unfortunately we will be away camping and back Sunday night so I will cover the fans with fly screen wire before we leave. Hopefully we come back to day old chicks!
Also, one of our Australorp's went broody on Sunday so I squeezed another 5 eggs under her from the other hens so I will see how that goes!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:08 pm 
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All the best with the hatch.........


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:22 pm 
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Thanks Ashy!

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:23 pm 
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One is out but one of its feet is stuck to the membrane. It struggles to get it off for a bit and then rests for a while and then repeats.
Should I assist or just leave the lid down? I have 4 other pips so far.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 3:27 pm 
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Never mind. It's free!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:54 pm 
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14 so far and one more pip. Humidity dropped very low though so we might not get any more.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:09 pm 
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You have done well and chicks are looking good.
Address the humidity for next time.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:02 pm 
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Thanks Sue! We're very happy!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:43 pm 
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well done mate :-D

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:59 am 
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Cheers John, day 23 and number 15 had started hatching yesterday but was still not much closer today so I ended up assisting by breaking off parts of egg shell with tweezers until it pulled itself out and is now resting. I was concerned that it will starve/dehydrate because it's getting so late in the hatch. Seems quite healthy and strong so far but it's early. The other 14 are happy and noisy!

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2016 8:13 pm 
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Well done benen.........good to see the project worked...........now for the tweeking...


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:48 pm 
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Cheers Ashy!
Yeah a few tweaks needed but very happy! Can't wait to run it again.

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