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Did anyone ever make the Sink-a-Bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AlleysFarm, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. AlleysFarm

    AlleysFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Was winter cleaning over the weekend and found an old utility tub I'm not using. I came across this build the other day https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/the-sink-a-bator and was wondering if anyone else had made it, what their average hatch rates were, and what thermostat they used?
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have see that one there but have not tried it as I have no sink to use . I am in the process of testing a few diffrent kinds of incubation , broody hen , styro lg , mini eco and my buket and light with a blanket , but no sinks . I Wonder if anyone has or if the person that posted that has any updates if there still on here.
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    I saw that too, only thing that worries me is insulating factor....

    we made the coolerbator and have had really excellent hatch rates, I will suggest a WAFER thermostat over a hot water heater thermostat and the link to my coolerbator shows why we replaced ours quickly!!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubator-incubator

    btw I will take our homemade bator over any bought bator anyday
     
  4. AlleysFarm

    AlleysFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I figure what do I got to lose? I'm going to do some modifications on it as well :) I thought I had an old cooler around here somewhere but I must have given it away. I found a local seller of hatching eggs at $10/doz.. so the most I have to lose is $10 as the parts I can reuse in something else :)
     
  5. AlleysFarm

    AlleysFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well Sally I just might scrounge for a cooler to make your coolabator one. to modify the sink-a-bator would be a lot of $$$ in foam for little return. What kind of light kits did you use?
     
  6. Sally Sunshine

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  7. Sally Sunshine

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    its a ceramic one, NOT PLASTIC
    we use 2 40W bulbs
     
  8. AlleysFarm

    AlleysFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool thanks..
     
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