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2 days to go!!!

Post by bex46 on Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:23 pm

Only 2 days left,getting very excited again, filled up with water last night. Ive squeezed 12 eggs into my tiny rcom 3 and turned them by hand. wish me luck!!
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Re: 2 days to go!!!

Post by samscentials on Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:28 pm

i wish you lots of luck
i filled up with water last night, was hand turning and hoping for a result too.
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Re: 2 days to go!!!

Post by Nils on Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:00 pm

Bex, a little word of advice is - try (frowning now) to remove some shells when moving chicks to hatcher ... and dont forget you will have to be super quick or you lose all that lovely humidity...

As 12 is rather a tight squeeze Razz

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Re: 2 days to go!!!

Post by andoy on Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:09 pm

Aww, you got a bit greedy Bex Razz I can sympathise, you got 12 egg, so thought you might try incubating all 12. I've done it when I first got my Rcom3 Embarassed after all 4 quails eggs are about equal to 1 normal egg, therefore 3 normal eggs equals 12 quail eggs! Twisted Evil

I would just leave all 12 as is in the Rcom3 until they all hatch out. It might seem a bit tight, but birds' nests are fairly crammed anyway.

Good luck! happydance2
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Post by dave. on Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:39 pm

Hi Bex, Good luck with the hatch if you get any white ones Birdmanbill will be banging on your door for them. picsplease
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Re: 2 days to go!!!

Post by bex46 on Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:04 pm

Maybe putting all 12 in was alittle ambitious, but im sure andoy said in one of his posts that incubators work better when full!! lol. ill let you all no what happens and maybe invest in a bigger incubator.
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Post by dave. on Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:22 pm

Buy BIGGER BEX LOADS OF EGGS Twisted Evil
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Post by Jen88 on Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:33 pm

Good luck Bex!
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Re: 2 days to go!!!

Post by andoy on Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:38 pm

Well I can't criticise, because it would be like the pot calling the kettle black. ROFLMAO

At one point, I tried to make a 13 egg tray for the Rcom3 (odd numbers seemed to work best with the space), but with the eggs pointy end down (instead of them on their side). The egg tray I made didn't work very well for turning eggs, but then neither did the standard 7 quail egg tray. I found that you could easily fit about 13 quails eggs without them even touching each or in anyway affecting the air flow or temp... (I even did all sorts of tests to prove it). Soon afterwards, I realised that even 13 eggs weren't going to be enough! Twisted Evil


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Re: 2 days to go!!!

Post by bex46 on Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:04 am

Heres a pic of my very full incubator
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Re: 2 days to go!!!

Post by andoy on Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:13 am

just a suggestion Bex, but I would take the eggs out of the plastic quail egg tray now that you have stopped turning. I think the surface of the egg tray is a bit smooth and might cause some splayed legs when the chicks try to move about.

Use the clear tray (so the 3 rubber rollers at the bottom are out of contact with anything). Then put some kitchen roll or bit of cloth and replace the eggs. A bit of tissue or cloth has better traction for little feet Wink
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Re: 2 days to go!!!

Post by bex46 on Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:18 am

Ok, can the eggs be touching eachother?
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Post by andoy on Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:21 am

It shouldn't matter too much at this stage if the eggs are touching. The eggs will be all over the place anyway when they hatch.
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Post by bex46 on Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:22 am

ok, consider it done!! thanks.
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Re: 2 days to go!!!

Post by andoy on Fri Aug 29, 2008 12:22 am

oh, and try not to block or obstruct the air vents (one where the light is and 2 at the back)
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Re: 2 days to go!!!

Post by Suz on Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:26 am

having the eggs touching will help encourage the chicks out, when they hear each other tapping and chirping ....... Good luck with your hatch Smile

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