Building bator ,(water jars)?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by giasmom, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. giasmom

    giasmom Songster

    Mar 31, 2009
    Woodville, Al
    I am in the process of building Gopher-boys bator. Can someone tell me the purpose for the jar of water ? Next, how much tilt does the egg box need to be able to have ? Thanks in advance for any and all help with this !

  2. sben451

    sben451 Songster

    Aug 26, 2008
    Anniston, AL
    The closed jar of water is a heat sink--it will help stabilize the temperature. It holds the heat better than the air in the bator does, and it helps prevent large temperature swings.
    Nice to see someone else from AL--I'm near Anniston.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2009

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