Emergency Hatcher Making......Questions.... Miss Prissy......

lockedhearts

It's All About Chicken Math
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I feel the need to make an emergency hatcher due to staggared hatches and my current hatch running behind schedule.
I get the basics of you Bator and I have a styrofoam cooler and can easily pick up the rest of the items. Just wondering if the 25W bulb is enough or should I try to come up with something else? Did the bulb keep your temp about like a still air? I am probably worrying myself for no reason and should just shut up and build it.
I am hoping to assemble tomorrow and move my eggs Sunday.

Help Advice Apprecisted.
 

needmorechickens!

Songster
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I am using a 40 watt in my MissPrissy bator. Sometimes I think I could even use a 60 watt but haven't tried that yet.
Good luck

~Rebecca
 

lockedhearts

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Thats what I was wondering since a 25W doesn;t seem like it would put out enough heat.
I think I will get a 40 and see how that does.
 

SGM

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I say, sometimes I think you and me are on the same brain wave length. I'm working on making a styrofoam hatcher for my staggered hatches too!
Good luck, we did buy 25 watts per Miss Prissy's site too. Thanks Miss Prissy!
 

lockedhearts

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And What Wave length is that????? Hatching too many eggs cause we are addicted ??


I try to plan my hatches so I have a good day in between to quickly clean the hatcher, refil the water and let it stabilize. These stinkin Favorelle and Cochin eggs are making me nuts!!!
 

Mrs MIA

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I use 25s or 40s in mine, just depends on what I have on hand. Both work just as well.
 

lockedhearts

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Quote:Oh, poo! We know you love it. I'm thinking a lot about bators these days. To buy or build, hmmm?

I bought a HovaBator FOrced Air with Turner off Ebay, that worked until I realized I could hatch eggs quicker if I did staggared hatches and got a hatcher to hatch them in. I bought a HovaBator still air. All has been fine if not a bit crazy until these lazy chickens have taken until Day 23 to get a move on.
Looks like while Don is finishing the fence between coop #2 & #3 tomorrow I will be putting a hatcher together so my other eggs don't start popping in the bator.

Besides I need to set the 30 eggs I got yesterday as well...
 

shelleyd2008

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Quote:Oh, poo! We know you love it. I'm thinking a lot about bators these days. To buy or build, hmmm?

Definitely cheaper to build I think. I am trying to make one from a site I found on the web (before I joined BYC), and even though I have had to go back and get different things to make it work differently, it is still cheaper than the LG i bought!! I think it would probably be more rewarding, not only are YOU the one hatching the eggs, but they are hatching in something that YOU made!!!
 

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