Originally Posted by campingshaws
Depends on what you like. I put a HUGE window right in the front so the kids and I have front row seats to the action. I used a cooler so cleanup is SO easy. I don't like that the lid sticks and there's auction when I open it; it holds temp and humidity well, but I don't like the idea of that cold air sucking in. Plus it scares the babies.
I don't know what you mean by "safer for the chicks." Safer than what?
I had baby quail fall between the rack and wall, get trapped and die. Had to remind myself not to have water/humidity tray where chicks could get into it. Almost designed it putting fan too low near chicks. Heating element within reach of biddies? I guess "safer for the chicks" was sorta dumb to list as a concern.
Still, any ideas on how to build features into a hatcher to make it better?
My son has a couple of gallons of epoxy resin that is compatible with foam. I will coat the entire interior. This will allow me the benefit of building a hatcher with a material that is incredibly easy to work with and yet eliminate the one LARGE drawback of foam. That is cleanup and the possible absorption of nastiness into the foam. Still, I will have the freedom to build it any way, shape or design I want and, have the added benefit of an easy-to-clean hatcher.
Just thought you folks, being much more experienced than me, would have some things y'all would have liked to incorporate into a better hatcher?