just made my incubator, using a hot water tank thermostat in an ice chest. upon initial startup the thermostat shuts off at 99, but after it comes on the second time the temp will hit 102, then go back down to 99. the temp mostly stays on 99 and doesn't go below that, I just get those random 102 spikes from time to time. will a closed jar full of water help stabilize this? What are your suggestions?
there are tips to drill out the thermostat and where to place it. A hot water heater reads RADIANT heat, so it needs to be extremely close to the heat source be it lights or other.
MORE incubATOR info here http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubating-w-friends-helpful-notes-links-informational-post-links
10/13 day old embryos begin to produce excess heat in the incubator post #27240
What's everyone doing today? DD is out of school til Thursday for Mardi Gras. I need to do a bit of shopping but I'm trying to put it off til tomorrow so I don't have to get out two days in a row.
Edit: oops. Wrong thread again. But I guess I can ask Sally's house too.
campin can I bring the kids next year an visit for mardigras
I'm at work, but I'm so antsy about my eggs in lockdown - completely fidgety, tapping foot, want to be at home to watch over them! I'm worried about the eggs with the small-looking air cells (though I realize I can't do anything at this point).
I have a bunch of meetings, and later a dental appointment, but I really want to be at home to stare at the 'bator. Not do anything, just stare at it.
I'm losing my mind - someone talk me off the ledge, folks!!!!
- Ant Farm
Hi Daxigait!! Just one sadly....thanks for asking!
Morning all! I had just 1 Salmon Favorelle hatch. Gotro17 had such a great hatch, I'm trading her a bunch of silkie eggs for one of her babies to be a buddy to mine!!! I've upped my Temps by 1/2 a degree to see if that helps. I do have 6 of my own silkies set to hatch on the 12th. That will be my test. The bator is full of others, set to hatch the 27th or so.
mmmmm pork chops smothered with white ice cream!! yummy!! BBQ sauce too????