Do it yourself question

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

  1. seagullplayer

    seagullplayer Out Of 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 Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    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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