Home IPCams

Aquatic Habitat #1


Aquatic Habitat #2


Aquatic Habitat #3


Aquatic Habitat #4


Porch


BackYard


Carport NW Corner


Carport SE Corner


Carport SW Corner


Above is live-stream video from 9 IPCameras. The Aquatic Habitat WebCams are wireless–slower showing the video.View thumbnails here or select the link above the image for a particular camera and see a larger view of that video feed. If prompted, Username: blogger & Password: viewer. Browsers that show my IPCams [Except AH#5]: Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome; Enjoy! Jim

53 thoughts on “Home IPCams”

  1. Welcome to my Chickens WebCams. You are suppose to see my PTZ from my iPhone or other computer. It seems the ground floor camera is not working properly now. I will resolve. I hope you enjoy this dimension of my work. –jim

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  2. Hi,

    Thought I’d let you know I can’t access either chicken cam. I have a red “x” in two boxes and the word “view” beside each one but nothing I do lets me see the streaming video.

    Zeke

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    1. Okay Zeke, I’ve checked and had others check as well. This page shows current video streamed from the 2 cameras I have set up. You will likely have problems with Internet Explorer. I had the cameras down on last Saturday & Sunday as I painted the lower ceiling. That would have resulted in red-Xs. If you do not see current video using Firefox, please refresh the page and clear cache, if needed. Thanks for the report. I hope it is working for you now. –jim

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      1. Thanks for checking. I still do not see them in IE but loaded Chrome and have two images that I did not have before. I’ll look forward to some chicks for some action shots.

        – Zeke

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            1. Looks like they are staying pretty much bunched together at this point. Chrome seems to work fine with the streaming video.

              Have a good Memorial Day weekend.

              – Zeke

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              1. They are most interesting, I’m enjoying the education. The also move about a lot. Glad you are viewing them with me [and others]. Enjoy your Memorial Day weekend as well. –jim

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    1. Could it be because they are interesting and will become more so as they mature and that we know they will have a long egg-laying life–never to be eaten. Dinner, BTW, Souffle. LOL!!!

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        1. Mornin’ Kathy,

          No, I’m not a vegetarian. I eat chicken and other meats. I just will not be eating these chickens–thus egg dishes. Glad you are here. Please stay a while. There’s lots of ‘bent stuff and much more. –jim

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  3. COOL! It’s a live camera! I think I’ll be watching the little chickens everyday! They look so cool. Most of the chickens are in the corner. I wish I could hold one!

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    1. Yes, the two cameras are live-streaming to the Internet. Thanks for watching. They are normally on [unless I’m doing maintenance.]. I’ll add 2 outside cameras later. All of them were upstairs [again] this morning. That was COOL as well–maybe tonight. I’m happy to know you will be a regular watcher.

      You will be able to how them soon.

      Thanks!

      LOVE!

      Grandpa

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  4. Awwwww!!! The chickies are so cute!!! One of them is black….. I thought they were supposed to be yellow…. The Black one was pecking at that house looking thing. Is it where they get there food?

    -Adriana

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    1. Mornin’ Dear,

      Chicks have various color fuzz and feathers, depending on bread. I have an article detailing my 12. If the “house looking” thing has the red cone top and red bottom, yes, that is a feeder. I also have a tube feeder [PVC Pipe] upstairs. I give them treats [insects, veggies, applesauce, etc.] during the day.

      Grandpa

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  5. COOL!!!! One of them was flying! I didn’t know they could do that at this age….. There getting big. Grandpa, have you named them yet? I know! You could name one Chip and one Chirp. I used to have birds named that.

    Love,

    Adriana B. English

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    1. Yep, they can and were flying at 2 days old–protection for the little chicks. They now have more feathers and fly more. I do not plan to trim feathers to keep them from flying.

      I have named one. I also have an article. Her name is Joan. I’m naming base on personality. I do not know when all 12 will be named. I’ll keep your suggestions in mind. Thanks!

      Love as well,

      GP

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  6. Oh they are getting so big. And still so sweet. And I think Chirp and Chip are good names Grampa. And how about naming one after the most famous of chickens, Fog Horn Leg Horn 🙂 Am getting the new computer set up and am really looking forward to seeing some live action on the Chick Cams.

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    1. They are growing. and hoping they remain sweet. They are ladies [I hope] after all. All names remain on the table. Adrianna is to visit early August. We shall see. Is your new computer up? I’m seeing LOT of interesting chicken stuff…

      Thanks Michele!

      Jim

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      1. Finally got the settings done on the new computer and I can see the girls enjoying a snack at The Artis Bar and Grill. It will be such a joy watching them grow this summer. Adrianna will sure have alot of fun with the chicks during her visit. Your garden will really grow once you start applying the manure. My tomatoes have really shot up since the application a week ago. Will check in later this evening and see what the girls are up to. Have a great day!

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        1. Glad you can tune in. There is always a lot of activity. I’m working on a chicken tractor. I’ll have to “cam” it as well. I look forward to amending my soil with the compost fueled by the chicken manure. That will still be a while–need top soil, compost, and irrigation. I’m going slow and deliberate. Plus, all this has to fit in my budget, etc. I’ll be up with you one day. Enjoy you gardening. –jim

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    1. Yes, they are! Since they are still babies, you can call them chicks. I’ll say they are “chicks” until they began laying [about 20 weeks old]. They become hens after their first molt after they begin laying. I’m very pleased with their growth. Thanks for noticing. –grandpa

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  7. I’m curious about your roosting chickens. It’s fun watching them snoozing at night….but will they ever learn that they have no need to fear a fox getting in to eat them? Or, is that not even true? Is the roosting so innate to their very being that they will continue to do so under any circumstances?

    Not sure if you have the answers to all of that, Jim, but I’m still curious!

    Best,

    RZ

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    1. Hi Roger,

      They will roost until the cows come home [and I have no cows]. Instinct rules. In the wild [Key West, FL] chickens roost in trees. They are suppose to seek the highest point for protection from predators[better for their feet as well] I’m delighted they roost where I want them–makes harvesting poo a lot easier.

      As they get larger, they will have to use the north tower as well. I plan to put another camera in the coop so I can have a better view of them snoozing. They seem to sleep on their feet as well. there is lots of movement even after they have jostled for position.Watching their heads is quite interesting. I’m not finding a sleeping mates yet.

      I think I have my alpha hen–the white & black one. I also think I may have one roo. Glad you are watching. Over time, I’ll have several more cameras. I get sound on my PC & iPhone. That helps.

      Thanks for your interest.

      Jim

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  8. Hey Jim,

    Great set up you have here. Do you have a write-up on how you set your webcam up and what software and/or equipment you used? I would like to know how place a couple of webcams in my coop and run.

    Great site by-the-way.

    Geo.

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    1. Hi George,

      Thanks on the site. I’m using 2 [at the moment] Foscam fi8918 cams–several more to be added when my budget allows. No particular writeup. I’ve used webcams on my blog for several years now-my readers get chickens now. They are more interesting that what I gave them before [cycling related & me].

      Port forwarding is needed withing your router to get the video stream onto the Internet.

      This code within my blog display the stream: [I’ll have to send via email. Display here is not working.]

      I hope for audio one day. I pan, tilt, & zoom with my iPhone & laptops and have audio as well. I know when they are okay or that I need to check. I really find this a satisfying endeavor. I’ll began to compost soon. That is why I start all this. Of course eggs will come. That will keep friends and neighbors content.

      Thanks again!

      Jim

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  9. Is that mice running around in the bottom left picture? Other than the fact that those are freaking me out a little bit your set up is awesome! I am in Sanford and it is 9:15 right now so full on darkness and I can see your birds (and the creepy crawlies) clear as day. You must have great equipment!

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    1. Hi Melodie,

      Thanks! No worry–no mice, but bugs [water bugs/roaches of a type]–chicken feed. Now, if I had a way to contain them until morning. I’ve tried the greased jar. It did not work for me. DE is next or get a chicken to work the night [graveyard] shift. I’ve also used a shop-vac. It beats the up–but alive for the chicks.

      The camera infrared light allows me to see about 8′ into the dark. I have very low lighting within the coop. I generally have ceiling lights on for about 30 minutes when the go to roost.

      Thanks for your interest. Please tell me about chickens in Sanford.

      Jim

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  10. I tried IE9…I could only get one camera to work. I could select the view for 9 boxes, but I could not get all 8 camera to appear in 8 of those 9 boxes. I could get one to display. When I selected to display one image, I got a larger version of what is on that one camera.

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    1. Roger, thanks for trying. I presume the port you used is 8081? The 1st 8 lights should show green. I’ve tested several times. Of course you are using the visitor’s “tab.” Do you have sound with the camera you see and which camera is that? Thanks! –jim

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      1. Yes, I followed your instructions exactly (or within my understanding). As I recall, the lights were green (8 of them). And I did use the visitor’s table. I saw camera 1, I believe. I did have all 8 windows/cameras open in Firefox, btw. The sound seemed to be working, but I didn’t hear anything. But I could enable/disable the buttons for audio, recording, etc.

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        1. Sounds like you are there, except for selecting the 9-window grid. I just did so again as blogger/chickens. Initially one window [as you described for Cam1 and then 9 windows once I selected the 9-grid option. When sound is on, you will hear lots of chicken noise. The mic is to talk to the camera, assuming a human is there to understand what is spoken. Thanks for the feedback. –jim

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  11. I get an error that says:

    6: Fail to connect to the device: Can’t connect to the device

    and I get several of these..presumably, one of each camera. Now that I think about it, I’m not
    100% sure I see camera 1, but under Device Status, Main Floor, the light next to 1 is bright green,
    the other 7 are a dull green, and light 9 is gray.

    I see the image of where the chickens sleep…inside that box that has a cross-member they
    roost on….

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  12. Hi Jim,

    I typed a response on Friday, but I must have forgotten to post the comment because it isn’t here.

    Anyhow, I tried the procedure you outlined for viewing all of the camera feeds in IE9 at work. I got exactly the same thing I was getting when doing it from home. I’m out of guesses now. Later.

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      1. Hi Jim, Just wanted to check in and see how your doing. Worried about the chickens with the winter comming. Do they have any problem with cold weather? Will they be going outside or do they hunker down?
        I was able to log in to video using FireFox ut all I got was 2 birds sleeping….at least that what it looked like. LOL

        Anyway hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving.

        OH! BTW I missed this last week but THANK YOU Sir for your service to our Country. …jc

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        1. Hello John,

          Thanks for the appreciation. It is an honor to serve.

          I am well, as are the chickens. They winter well–or so my research tells me. The inside coop temp is only a few tenth, to a degree warmer than outside–without the wind. My breeds are fit for temp much colder than our mean in North Carolina. I expect they will be out and about on the coldest days. They do so in the rain. If we have snow, I think we’ll see the frolicking therein,

          I’m hoping you saw images from 8 cameras. The Main Floor camera is currently trained on 9 sleeping chicks. They vary on the tower where they choose to sleep. Tonight the majority are in the North Tower. Last night it was the opposite.

          Thanks for checking in and I hope you will do winter watching with us.

          Best…

          Jim

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  13. Love site – I too have “waterbugs ” in my coop – DE didn’t work. Chickens eat some but evidently not all. Live on island in NC so have lots of them around…

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  14. If you are a dedicated viewer, here is an alternative: Enter this as a URL in IE9 [http://cyclingexperiences.dyndns-blog.com:8081]. You will be prompted for USERNAME [blogger] and PASSWORD [chickens]—all lowercase. You will then by asked to allow Active-X to be installed. If you respond, yes, you will be prompted to log-in again. Then, you will have the 8 cameras, with audio [as you turn it on]. This will give you all 8 cams when you select the 9 grid layout. Selecting the single camera grid, gives you the largest picture. Please let me know if this works for you.

    Jim

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