Incubation and rearing. Correct me if I am wrong.

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Roughlee Handled

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Incubation and rearing. Correct me if I am wrong.
« on: February 19, 2009, 16:03 »
Incubation and rearing. Correct me if I am wrong.
I have Katie Thear's Book.  Which I have skimmed.
  • 1: If I get an automatic turning incubator I just have only check it twice a day.
  • 2: It will take 21 days ish for chicken eggs hatch.
  • 3: It will take a further 4 weeks is (depending on outside temp) till they can out
  • 4: Once the eggs have hatched. Keep em warm check temp and increase hight/reduce heat over 4 weeks.
  • 5: I do not realy have to do to much else to them apart from check twice a day (and fead and water).
  • 6: I could keep them in a windowless garage for the first 4 weeks as long as they have heat and light in the daytime.
    • 7: I can mix the age of my birds (age range two weeks max)


    What incubator would you suggest and from where?

    Edited
    Er what I meant was am I correct at all the points 1-7?   I just want to be sure.  You know I am paranoid unless I am sure.

« Last Edit: February 19, 2009, 20:32 by Roughlee Handled »
Stuart


Dont worry I am just paranoid duckie.

If I get the wrong end of the stick its because I have speed read. Honest.

Blar blar blar blar snorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre.

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poultrygeist

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Re: Incubation and rearing. Correct me if I am wrong.
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2009, 19:54 »
No idea. :(

Are you ready for the excessive cockerals ?
ie. giveaway or stewpot.

ROb

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too many girls

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Re: Incubation and rearing. Correct me if I am wrong.
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2009, 20:03 »
sorry Rough, only know about the manuel turning ones, we tend to be a bit controversial and it's worked for us so far

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Roughlee Handled

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Re: Incubation and rearing. Correct me if I am wrong.
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2009, 20:36 »
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Are you ready for the excessive cockerals ?
ie. giveaway or stewpot.

I hope to give away. Apart from one Scots Grey.

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Re: Incubation and rearing. Correct me if I am wrong.
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2009, 05:02 »
Yes that is pretty much correct. 45% humidity for the first 17 days and then boost it to 65% for the hatch. I take the turner out on the 18th day and place the eggs in an egg carton for the hatch too, makes clean up easier.

And it is best to use a red light in the brooder, holds down picking.

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Vember

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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2009, 09:27 »
Hi Rough

In a round about way that's everything :D
I tend to leave mine till 6-8 weeks before going out but if we have a good day obviously they go out in the VERY secure rabbit run, magpies, crows as well as seagulls all fly around looking for the chance of an easy meal :(

I have a very tiny 3 egg incy the Rcom3 - suits me as it limits me in hatching (other wise I'd be over run :lol:) It does everything for you but I do Top & Tail turn the eggs 3 times as the turner only does side to side. OH ye an keep it topped up with water :lol:
I got it from http://www.flytesofancy.co.uk/chickenhouses/Incubators-Brooders.html
Good delivery etc...

Hope that helps

Sarah :)

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Roughlee Handled

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Re: Incubation and rearing. Correct me if I am wrong.
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2009, 12:36 »
OMG  I have gone and done it.  Ordered a Incubator.

OH F

Sent out emails about Scots Grey hatching eggs. 
Rang about Dorking and Cream Legbar.

Eggciting and scary. 

Does anyone know of a good manicurist or where I can purchase nail bite by the gallon?

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Vember

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Re: Incubation and rearing. Correct me if I am wrong.
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2009, 12:39 »
What sort of incy did you go for?


Sarah :)

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Re: Incubation and rearing. Correct me if I am wrong.
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2009, 12:47 »
Erm well er
it
er
well
er
 ::)
 :wub:


er it  well er
OH F
its expensive and I well gonna be in trouble  :mad: but i like the idea I can see  and wanted to put more than 3 in
but I  :unsure:
it takes 20 eggs and er
worried now. 

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Vember

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Re: Incubation and rearing. Correct me if I am wrong.
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2009, 12:52 »
:lol:

My trick is to always tell the other half it was on special, too good an opportunity to miss out on etc... :D
I usually knock at least 1/4 if not half off the price it actually was  :blush:

Been together 12 years this weekend and he's still not figured it out :lol:


Sarah :D

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Roughlee Handled

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Re: Incubation and rearing. Correct me if I am wrong.
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2009, 12:58 »
Its the figure 20 it worries me.  But I like the window.

I MUST PRACTICE SELF CONTROL
I MUST PRACTICE SELF CONTROL
I MUST PRACTICE SELF CONTROL
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I MUST PRACTICE SELF CONTROL
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Free cockerel anyone?

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Vember

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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2009, 13:00 »
Just had a look at the spec  :lol:  12 Goose eggs  :ohmy: 

You really are going to have to be careful Rough  :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Incubation and rearing. Correct me if I am wrong.
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2009, 13:10 »
I I I I
Oh just think........



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Re: Incubation and rearing. Correct me if I am wrong.
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2009, 15:00 »
Oh boy Ruff you are trouble now!! lots of chick pics dont forget! :D :D

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Re: Incubation and rearing. Correct me if I am wrong.
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2009, 15:03 »
No worries I also love chick pics. 

Just wait for the paranoia Foxy.
I can feel it welling up inside.
You know what I was like when I first got chickens.



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