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Post by Dustin Biery on January 19th 2008, 10:48 am

So I just got my first incubator. I am using a Little Giant Still-air. I put 6 bantam mottled cochin hatching eggs in it last night, so I guess we will see how this works out for me. I am excited, but I dont know about not having a turner. But I am going to hope I can find one soon, without having to order one online.


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Re: New Incubator in Action--UPDATE!!!

Post by Admin on January 19th 2008, 11:13 am

way cool good luck, hand roll em Dustin or what I did was to tip the bator so the eggs rolled a bit no opening it that way
whats your temp and humidity
erm have you done this before Razz

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Post by ferdismom on January 19th 2008, 11:44 am

Oh wonderful! cheers you must keep us posted. I got a little giant for Christmas! I also got the turner, but I haven't used mine yet. Do you have something to candle the eggs with? If not I suggest a small mag light. They work really well and you can adjust the flood of the light. you can get one at wal-mart.
I have always incubated without a turner, so this will be a new experience for me. They say once you have a turner you never go back. do you have Tractor Supply Stores in you area? They sell the 1600 little giant turners cheaper than what you can find on ebay.
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Post by Deb on January 19th 2008, 1:15 pm

Congrats Dustin!!!! I hope that you have a great hatch! If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask us.

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Re: New Incubator in Action--UPDATE!!!

Post by Dustin Biery on January 19th 2008, 1:35 pm

I used one a little last year with very limited success. I am going to make a candler out of a cracker box. Thats one of the easiest ways to do so. I wish I could run across a metal box of the same dimentions. But I will keep you guys posted. The temp is holding steady at 99.5, right where it should be. I do not have a hydrometer yet, so I dont know what the humidity is. I intend on getting one on the next trip to walmart. I have all the water trays full. Haven't opened the bator to roll the eggs yet, I am going to wait until a full 24 hours before i open it at all. Thats what the manual suggests, so that is what I am going to do. We have TSC, but the nearest one is over an hour away. Going to continue to look around here for one.

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Post by Deb on January 19th 2008, 1:45 pm

Go to mcmurrayhatchery.com and just order one then. Their prices aren't too bad.

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Post by Dustin Biery on January 19th 2008, 1:58 pm

They are higher than hair on a cat's back! Are you crazy!
And I think they only sale the one for the GQF models.

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Post by Deb on January 19th 2008, 2:30 pm

tee hee

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Post by Admin on January 20th 2008, 1:22 am

try getting one as soon as you can that is one of the major reasons people have bad hatches the humidity is usally to high and the chicks drown

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Post by Belair54 on January 20th 2008, 11:35 pm

I have used the turner successfully for 7 hatchs now and still love it king
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Post by Deb on January 21st 2008, 2:18 am

Anna, do we have that smoking chicken with the smarty pants grin icon here yet???? I have a feeling that our Oklahoma Yankee would begin to miss it soon. Wink

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Post by tree68 on January 21st 2008, 2:59 am

dont forget that hairy face with teeth too Wink clown flower
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Post by Belair54 on January 30th 2008, 12:46 am

so..........how is it goin.
Ya gonna give a report...
how a bout a day to day???????
I still find this entire process so fascinating.
Hatched another 30 in September. Smile
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Post by lannabun on January 30th 2008, 1:21 pm

Come on Dustin get with it and let them know how its going . And how like alot your tring to be come a hatch o holich .. LOL Twisted Evil

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Post by Admin on January 30th 2008, 5:51 pm

yah buster we need an update about hows it going

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Post by tree68 on January 30th 2008, 6:29 pm

Yes Dustin - please do place pics of your new incubator and eggs in here . . . i'd love to see it Wink i mean we all would love to see them too!!! Very Happy

also is there a gragh thingy showing how many more days to hatch? drunken
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Post by Dustin Biery on February 1st 2008, 9:35 am

Lanna, I am not trying..You have successfully turned me into a hatch-o-holic! Well at first I set 6 mottled bantam cochin eggs. 4 were viable, but since two have died and have been removed. I also set 29 jumbo coturnix quail eggs. The cochin eggs are due a week from today, and the quail eggs in 10 days. I am going to set another 20 coturnix quail eggs tonight along with 8 button quail eggs. When my ship comes in (taxes) I am going to buy a GQF 1502, I think. Cant decide if I want one of those or a Dickeys. Any opinions?

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Re: New Incubator in Action--UPDATE!!!

Post by ShowMe31 on February 1st 2008, 3:14 pm

Go babies go!

Goodness Dustin they are bringing your taxes in on a ship. I need to fill out my forms like you did. LOL

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Post by Admin on February 1st 2008, 4:47 pm

lol wow you do ogt it bad
Dustin you do know that you are required topost pics don't yah Wink
otherwise we are going to hound you til you do toungh

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Post by tree68 on February 1st 2008, 6:38 pm

need Ticker Factory.com to show when your eggs will hatch? Wink flower
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Post by Dustin Biery on February 1st 2008, 8:51 pm

LOL, leave it to the wimin to harass me bout it...I will get pics if/when they hatch...LMAO

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Post by Admin on February 1st 2008, 9:28 pm

good boy tee hee

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Post by ferdismom on February 2nd 2008, 1:49 pm

Your gonna make us wait. You mean man you!! madmad
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Post by Dustin Biery on February 2nd 2008, 7:44 pm

LOL, sorry...I just dont see what good pictures of eggs in a bator will do..but...I can if you really want them. I got a new building today. I got an 8x12 shed. My dad and BIL helped me run electricity. So now I have a shed with light and outlets...Im so eggcited.

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