Electricity Cost?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by yanks26, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. yanks26

    yanks26 Songster

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    How much electricity do incubators require and how much does it add on to the monthly bill on average?
     
  2. william9792

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    about the price of a 100 wat light bulb, on my bill
     
  3. yanks26

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    soooooo how much is that roughly? lol
    btw, thanks for your pm, VERY HELPFUL!!!
     
  4. william9792

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    about ten $
     
  5. crazyhen

    crazyhen Crowing

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    A 250 watt bulb here uses about 30 dollars a month. Yikes I have two 150 bulbs and a 100 watt. I can tell it alot on my power bill but its worth it. Next time I will not start chicks in the late fall. Spring come on. I can barely wait. Jean
     
  6. yanks26

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    Why does the season matter?
     
  7. Chickenaddict

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    Quote:Gulp! I got 750 watts in the garage alone, about 450 to the coop outside, 120 in the office for the brooders, no wonder im broke!
     
  8. crazyhen

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    In the winter I need to keep the heat light on them when they are small. In summer I can discontinue it quicker and get them out. Jean
     
  9. Mac in Wisco

    Mac in Wisco Antagonist

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    A small tabletop incubator is less than 100 watts, even with fan and turner. At 100 watts and 12 cents / KWh, that would be about $8.50 a month.
     
  10. yanks26

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    How are those small little desktop incubators?
    Do they work well and how many does it hold?
     

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