Dear wonderful hubby...antique working huge incubator....check it out

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by yotetrapper, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my husband mentioned he knew someone with a cabinet incubator, well today he went and brought it home. And I LOVE it!!! I holds up to 480 chicken eggs at once! It's 110 years old, but at some point was converted from coal oil to electric. It has a wafer thermostat so I guess I'll eventually replace it with an electronic gqf thermostat, but right now I'm regulating it to see how it's going to hold temp. I adjusted the temp once, and it climbed up from 6o to 96 where it's been steady now for over an hour. So I just bumped it up a bit more. There's only one rack in it in the picture, but it holds 4 racks like that. And for hatching, you take out the egg trays and put in these custom build little cage things made of hardware cloth that keeps your chicks in there so they can't fall out. The one picture is of the top chamber, where the water pan goes. What y'll think?? I'm soooooo excited!!!

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  2. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so cool !
    look forward to updates on how it works.
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Can't beat that!! Nice Husband!!!
     
  4. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

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    Great incubator and great Hubby!!! Congrats! No way would mine bring that home, he knows I would fill it!! [​IMG]
     
  5. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    What a beauty!!! I love it!
     
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] to hubby finding this for you!

    Let us know how it is going!
     
  7. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Still fine tuning, got it up to 98 now. Getting closer LOL.
     
  8. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

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    I think you are going to have way too much fun.[​IMG]
     
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  9. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't mind having one of those to play with. Neat for sure....
     
  10. SoJoChickens

    SoJoChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow. What a find! Score one for the DH [​IMG]
     

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