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by DunK
Mon Jul 25, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Lining the incubator at day 18.
Replies: 3
Views: 7495

Re: Lining the incubator at day 18.

Great info Marigold, thanks for that. Will get a square of cotton ready for tomorrow.

Thanks
by DunK
Mon Jul 25, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Lining the incubator at day 18.
Replies: 3
Views: 7495

Lining the incubator at day 18.

Hi there. Day 18 in my first incubation looms ever closer, tomorrow infact. Reading up and it seems some folk line the incubator with cheese cloth to save mess. Not having cheesecloth and being a miserable git who doesn't want to go out and buy cheesecloth for this purpose, what else can i use. I ha...
by DunK
Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:34 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: air sacks on side
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

Re: air sacks on side

I read that when you get eggs through the mail you should leave them pointy end down for 24 hours before putting them into the incubator. Is this to do with the air sac or is there a different reason for this. I left mine a good 24 hours before putting them in but wasn't quite sure why.
by DunK
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: air sacks on side
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

Re: air sacks on side

How are your eggs getting on chickenfan. Im interested as i have a few of my 7 day incubated eggs that also have sideway airsacs.
by DunK
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:31 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Planned power outage during incubation.
Replies: 7
Views: 2144

Re: Planned power outage during incubation.

Just candled the eggs on day 7. First time candeling but sure 7 out of the 8 are growing a fetus not too sure of the 8th one but the egg has a whiteness to the outside so might be stopping me seeing clearly. Some of the eggs have their air sac more to the side than on the top so will have to monitor...
by DunK
Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Planned power outage during incubation.
Replies: 7
Views: 2144

Re: Planned power outage during incubation.

Cheers folks.

I moved the incubator across to the inlaws. Its just 10 mins in the car. Will pop over later tonight to bring it back. We'll see how things pan out.

DunK
by DunK
Mon Jul 11, 2016 9:07 pm
Forum: Incubating, Hatching, Rearing Chicks & Growers
Topic: Planned power outage during incubation.
Replies: 7
Views: 2144

Planned power outage during incubation.

Hey folks. Just been informed we will be having an electric pole changed on the farm on Wednesday so the power could be off for a maximum of 8 hours. The eggs will be on their 5th day in the incubator. So my question is do i move them to the in-laws and then back again and risk them getting jiggled ...
by DunK
Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Hello from Scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

Re: Hello from Scotland

Hi Marigold. Working on the 21 day time frame they'll be appearing on the 29th. Nothing exciting in the incubator really, just goldline hybrids and not too sure of the breed of hens i'm acquiring either. Depending how many cockerels i get with this hatch i might try and get a different variety for t...
by DunK
Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Welcome and Forum Rules
Topic: Hello from Scotland
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

Hello from Scotland

Hi there I've been looking round the site for a wee while now and decided, yes , this is the place for me. :-)17 I work on a farm on the east coast of Scotland where in the past we have had pigs and dairy cattle but unfortunately both are gone now so we are just cereals potatoes veg and soft fruit. ...

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