Do it yourself question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by seagullplayer, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. seagullplayer

    seagullplayer In the Brooder

    Jan 3, 2008
    Southern Indiana
    I read a lot about people having trouble keeping the temp regulated in their bators.

    Several years ago my son and I build a bator using an old ice cooler. Someone told me to put a few bottles of water in it to help keep the temp constant.
    I don't know if it helped because we never tried it without the water, but we didn't have much trouble with the temps.

    I do recall putting hot water in the bottles to get started.

    Anyone else ever try this?

    I am planning to build another bator soon, and I am wondering if I should leave room for bottles of water.

    The guy that told me about it actually used a rubber hot water bottle in his.
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Yes, many of us do that. The bottles of warm water act like a heat sink and help the temps be more stable.

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