Don't think im stupid but...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cms1113, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. cms1113

    cms1113 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is there any reason why i don't see bators with a foil lining? I thought foil helped keep in the heat so i thought i would see that, but i haven't. Is there something about foil that i don't know?
     
  2. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

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    This is totally off the top of my head but I'm guessing the foil would cause temp regulation problems. As well as maybe condensation issues. That being said I have nothing to base that on other than my own craziness.
     
  3. cms1113

    cms1113 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:lol! Well, i haven't had any condensation issues or temp issues really using my home made incubator with the foil along the inside. BUT then again i guess i won't really know if it works that well until hatch day comes. I was just curious because i didn't see anyone else's bator with foil along the inside and i thought maybe it was some serious issue associated with it.
     
  4. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was waiting for someone brave enough to stick their neck out on this one before I put in my $.02 worth. I think you are right. The foil would reflect infra-red, which would warm the eggs, and not the air, making it hard to regulate the temp. The thermometer in my brooder says it's only 80 degress, but I know it's closer to 95, because the thermometer reflects the I R from the heat bulbs and does not read true.
     
  5. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would think so too foil would also block air flow.
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I don't have any experience with foil in the incubator. I do know that foil is like a big neon sign saying "PECK ME" to chickens. Make sure the first hatched don't get to it while waiting for the rest to hatch is the best I can say.

    Also, foil doesn't keep in heat- it reflects it.
     
  7. cms1113

    cms1113 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So i can take it off? Im only on day 2 of incubation
     

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