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#1 2012-10-28 14:08:17

gubi
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New incubator

I got myself a new to me incubator yesterday.  a Lyons Rollx2.  I'm hoping for much better hatch rates and a lot less crooked toes next spring. 
Thank you so much Paula for brining it all the way to Mitchell for me!!!
I was looking at a cabinet incubator but I know if I would have one of those I would have filled it and hatched a thousand chicks without knowing where to house them.  I have heard many good things about this type of incubator and I'm really pleased that I was able to get Paula's.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#2 2012-10-28 16:04:02

poplar girl
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Re: New incubator

:jumping: do you have a test hatch planned or wait until spring :do?:

And then I need to ask what Paula's new incubator intentions are :whistle:


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#3 2012-10-28 17:11:57

mikencarol
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Re: New incubator

COOL...I was telling MD that I used to take mine to my grandaughters school so the kids could watch them hatching thru the clear plastic.  I have had to change my digitaql thermostat once and I need to do that again to keep mine exact.......but you will love it...you can get parts from Lyons or from Stromberg Chicks  :thumbs:  :thumbs:


I have to keep reminding myself... "It is The Standard of Perfection...NOT the Standard of Quantity that we are striving for..."

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#4 2012-10-28 17:44:30

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Re: New incubator

:thumbsup: :congrats:  Stefan.  I have always considered those to be nice incubators.  Hope you hatch lots of :hatch: in there.

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#5 2012-10-28 19:19:25

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: New incubator

Well gubi, you should get much better results for sure compared to the Hovobator.  Now worries I was halfway to you place after attending the APA National Show, so it's all good :thumbs:

PG I am looking at a Brinsea Ova-easy 190 Cabinet Model :whistle:

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#6 2012-10-28 21:49:40

gubi
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Re: New incubator

Paula why not the 380 it's only a little more then the 190 and holds 2 times as many eggs?  :do?: 
PG definitely waiting until Spring.  I have to get set up first for chicks.  I still have my adults over at my old place where my parents now live because I still haven't finished their coop here.  I'm missing the massive barn where I can store chicken stuff everywhere.  I have to reorganize the space available here and I'll hopefully have it all figured out by spring.


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#7 2012-10-28 21:53:51

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: New incubator

Stefan if I went for the 380 I would be in REAL trouble, not to mention I think DH would leave :chairhide: 

Well come to think of it if he happened to leave then I would also have his new shop as well for chickens :do?: :funny:

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#8 2012-10-28 22:10:19

Susan
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Re: New incubator

:congrats:

Congrats gubi! Hope it hatches many wonderful chicks for you :)

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#9 2012-10-28 23:11:47

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Re: New incubator

Susan wrote:

:congrats:

Congrats gubi! Hope it hatches many wonderful chicks for you :)

X 2 :jumping:

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#10 2012-10-28 23:23:28

Susan
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Re: New incubator

I don't know Paula... I keep trying and it hasn't worked so far...

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#11 2012-10-28 23:43:23

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: New incubator

=D

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#12 2012-10-29 00:55:21

Lisa
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Re: New incubator

:congrats: Stefan!


When all else fails, go spend time with your chickens. :)

Pens are currently filled with Red Cuckoo (Marraduna) and Red Basque (Gorria) breeders, Spitz, and Seramas.

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#13 2012-10-29 02:42:25

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Re: New incubator

Susan wrote:

I don't know Paula... I keep trying and it hasn't worked so far...

:funny:

Paula, I went with the 190, I think it may be right size for a hatch-o-holic who want to stay married :whistle:


Raising red cuckoo (marraduna) Euskal Oiloak and self blue (lavender) & black Belgian Bearded d'Uccles.

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#14 2012-10-29 11:58:19

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: New incubator

Thanks PG good to know and something to consider :whistle: :funny:

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#15 2012-11-26 01:11:57

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Re: New incubator

I'm looking for wick for the hygrometer and I see it comes in 3/16 and 1/4.  What size do I need?


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#16 2012-11-26 01:19:08

Micah and Kiah
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Re: New incubator

:congrats: Can't wait to hear how it works!


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#17 2012-11-26 04:25:08

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Re: New incubator

Excellent!!!!! :congrats:

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#18 2012-11-26 17:13:33

mikencarol
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Re: New incubator

....gubi...mine is so old it had a water bottle that slipped thru a hold in the clear plastic lid...the bottle is long time gone but I just keep water about 1/4 inch deep in that 1 section of the botton, and check it occasionally with an external Hygrometer.  I leave the hole in the plastic lid partially open for ventilation, and on hatch day you can close it with a piece of tape to raise the humidity or pour more water to cover one of the other sections of the bottom.  Make sure the screen that covers the bottom sections is in good shape so those little buggers don't get down there and drown............................Mike


I have to keep reminding myself... "It is The Standard of Perfection...NOT the Standard of Quantity that we are striving for..."

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#19 2012-11-26 18:26:38

NaturesPace
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Re: New incubator

congrats! can't wait to see all the fluffy babies this spring.


More pictures and videos of chicks. www.outoforderacres.com

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#20 2013-03-02 18:03:55

gubi
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Re: New incubator

I got the incubator loaded up with Spitz and Eo eggs.  I couldn't get the temperature above 98 degrees that's until I read the instructions and reset the back up wafer to 101.  Wow does that incubator ever hold temperature nicely.  It stays at 99.5 with very little flucuations at all. 

I got a few questions though.
How do you put the spot check probe into the incubator?  I have it going in through one corner under the lid but with it there the lid doesn't close 100%.
Are the eggs supposed to be on their sides or pointing down into the grid?  I have them laying on their side right now but some have gone pointy end down on their own?

I find it uses a lot of water to keep at the right humidity level is it normal to have to refill the bottle every 2-3 days?

Thanks for your help


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#21 2013-03-02 20:26:39

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: New incubator

Hey gubi, I can't help you with how to put the spot check in that incubator because there is not a spot to put one in. :huh:

The eggs are to go pointy end down, I used it the first couple times on their side and I had a lot pip from the bottom.  So thought :duh: they need to go on their ends, problem solved.   Yes refilling the bottle every 2-3 days is normal.

Good luck with the hatch :thumbs:

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#22 2013-03-03 00:18:03

gubi
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Re: New incubator

Thanks Paula!  The spot check and the thermometer read the same so I wont need it really in this incubator.


Herd of Brown Swiss, a few sheep, red cuckoo basque, Silverspangled Appenzeller Spitzhauben, ameraucanas(EE), Welsummer, broodie silkies and a few more heritage hens

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#23 2013-03-03 01:13:47

Micah and Kiah
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Re: New incubator

Have an awesome hatch gubi!  If if works well enough that you don't need the spot check We'll buy it:whistle:


All the best,

Kiah and Micah

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#24 2013-03-03 01:36:24

gubi
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Re: New incubator

Thanks Kathy,  I think I'll hang onto it.  It was Christmas present and my other two incubators are hova's. 
I hope my EO eggs will be fertile.  I have big boy with 4 daughters from last year.  He's getting older and his one foot is bothering him more.  He had some issues last year already but he's really sore on it now.  I think it is because his 4th claw is high up on his leg and so it puts a lot of extra pressure on the back of his foot which looks callused.


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#25 2013-03-03 02:24:07

Flat Rock Farm
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Re: New incubator

gubi wrote:

Thanks Paula!  The spot check and the thermometer read the same so I wont need it really in this incubator.

Your welcome!!  I agree I don't think you will need it, it's a very accurate incubator.

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