DIY incubator parts bought I think??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by djackjr, Nov 17, 2008.

  1. djackjr

    djackjr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok bought a styrofoam cooler
    1 thermastat
    1 dual hygrometer
    wire cloth
    1 lamp kit
    have surge protector and 25W bulbs
    wire connectors.

    What am I missing????

    This should be interesting since I am not electricaly proficient (just a game programmer....)
     
  2. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    I am doing a Miss Prissy / GopherBoy / Speckled Hen Incubator. I have all the things that you metioned. In addition, I have

    PC Fan from Old Computer
    Adaptor cord to power the PC Fan
    Bowl for in the bottom to hold water
    Night Light to have in there if I want to view things when the type is OK.
    I am use Old Pill Bottles with Lids to plug holes in the side (GopherBoy idea) because I did not have any corks and have plenty of pill bottles.
    I am using Ziploc Bag with Water instead of Water Wiggler, because I have not gotten to WalMart to purchase one yet.
    Piece of glass or plexiglass to put in the top of the cooler for viewing
     
  3. djackjr

    djackjr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ahh yes the fan, have an old computer laying around here somehwere will use the fan from that. Piece of glass I'm sure I have that laying around someplace.....
     
  4. Feathers Acres

    Feathers Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thats gonna be one nice bator'!
     
  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:Eggs!! [​IMG]
     
  6. djackjr

    djackjr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Eggs!! [​IMG]

    Slaps Forehead I knew I was missing an important ingredient [​IMG]
     
  7. smom1976

    smom1976 too many projects too little time!

    May 2, 2008
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    ha ha the eggs..
     
  8. alalele

    alalele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:If you can't find a water wiggler at walmart because of christmas items being out... maybe they packed them up.... I had trouble with it.. but finally did fine them at the Dollar store...

    Warning regarding the use of ziplock HM wigglers... twice mine leaked ... hours later came home to find HUGE humidity spike and had to dry out the bator both times.

    If you can't find a wiggler, someone gave me good advice to look for the gel crystals that absorb water (floral supplies) and use those in the HM ziplock wiggler to avoid any water leakage... that is a great idea but I couldn't find that stuff either.
     
  9. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    Thanks for the heads up. I have access to the crystals. I hope to stop at WalMart tomorrow and there is a Dollar store in the same shopping center.
     
  10. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA

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