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Auto water tray fill.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sgray136, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. sgray136

    sgray136 Songster

    May 11, 2007
    Huntertown, Indiana
    I am working on a bator and contemplating the incoporation of an auto-fill system for the water tray based on the pop bottle waterer for pets only smaller. The water tray could be maintained from the outside then without opening the bator. Does anyone have any suggestions.

  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    A length of tubing and a squeeze bottle or even a length of tubing and a funnel has been used by many of us with homemade 'bators.
  3. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I drilled a hole in the side of my cooler-bator and used a kitchen funnel connected to a length of clear tubing (you can buy it by the foot at lowes or other hardware store). ran the tubing through the hole and into the water container in the bator.

    Worked great!
  4. sgray136

    sgray136 Songster

    May 11, 2007
    Huntertown, Indiana
    You gals are making this way to easy. It is suppose to be complicated! Thanks.[​IMG]
  5. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    I built an incubator and used a small plastic tube, like the ones you get on a fish pump, put it through the side into a small bowl on the bottom and I use a large syringe to push water into the bowl. The tube fits on the syrings great and I don't have to open the bator. [​IMG]

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