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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by donnap1967, May 16, 2008.

  1. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made a "Miss Prissy Chick-Bator" this weekend and I was wondering if anyone can help me with a couple questions......

    I think I did okay except I wasnt able to get the old computer fan to work. When I attached the wiring nothing happened. So I thought maybe one of those little battery operated personal fans would do the trick. The thing is, it is more powerful than I expected and I am wondering it it's possible to have too much air circulation??
     
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  2. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, I just felt the side of the bator and the fan is causing some vibration...is that harmful?
     
  3. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry to be overly filled with questions but to update: The fan batteries died within a couple hours so that didnt work.

    Also, the homemade water wiggler is reading 99.5 but the regular thermometer that just sits in the bator says 110. Is the temp perfect or way too hot?

    Lastly, my humidity is 46% right now, so I think thats good.

    I am getting eggs shipped in about a week so I want to get this incubator figured out before hand.

    Thanks!
     
  4. fowlwoman1

    fowlwoman1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can tell you that the water wiggler temp probably just hasn't finished going up. Just wait a couple more hours and see if it keeps going up.
     
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    On the computer fan... are you using an adaptor to convert 110 volt AC to 12 volts DC?
     
  6. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is an old Nokia (maybe cell phone?) charger. It says Input AC 120V , Output DC 3.7
     
  7. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It goes up to about 99.7 wiggler/ 110-112 regular before the thermostat kicks the light off.

    Then drops down to about 97 wiggler/100 regular before the light kicks back on.

    That sound ok?
     
  8. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Quote:It is an old Nokia (maybe cell phone?) charger. It says Input AC 120V , Output DC 3.7

    Theres your problem.
    output needs to be 12 v DC.
     
  9. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It is an old Nokia (maybe cell phone?) charger. It says Input AC 120V , Output DC 3.7

    Theres your problem.
    output needs to be 12 v DC.

    Ahh thank you!!!
    I will make a trip to radio shack tomorrow and see if they have one.
     
  10. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Donna, Can't help with you bater,but thought I'd update you on the swap babies. They are getting big. You ee roo sure did his job. Almost all of them show his mark. I have one polish mix. I'm sure of one roo,but I can't tell with all those little pea combs. I'll post pics when I can.
     

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