Finally! ***Pics of my bator design***

77horses

◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊
12 Years
Aug 19, 2008
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This is my bator design. Not very fancy but it works! My fertile egg is in that bator at that time. Temp. is 101 degrees F. and Hum. is 65-70%

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77horses

◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊
12 Years
Aug 19, 2008
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instead of putting the lamp inside, I put it on top. It has been getting colder so i added an additional lamp. the heat goes right through and into the box!
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ajablu

Songster
11 Years
Jun 28, 2008
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Wow! Great Job! Good luck with your hatch. I haven't hatched anything yet, but am hoping to try in the spring. Let us know what happens with the little chick.
Michele
 

77horses

◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊
12 Years
Aug 19, 2008
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Maine
Thanks!
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If the egg I am trying to hatch doesn't make it, then I am gonna throw this bator away and build a new one from a Styrofoam cooler, like other people have done. It's such a hassle to have to make those two lamps just the right fit so they can stay up. It would be sooo much easier to have a light inside the bator!
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I am gonna see if I can find a lamp kit...
 

77horses

◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊
12 Years
Aug 19, 2008
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Maine
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The top is connected to the plastic box.
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It's like a plastic box with a cover on it. I also wrapped the box(inside and out) with tinfoil, since I was worried the heat from the lamps would melt the plastic. :eek: And then I made those three air vents(one is visible on the front)
Also, I found a cardboard box that fit perfectly(a shoe box) you can see it from the pic. The plastic box is inside the slightly larger shoe box, which helps keep temp./hum. inside.
 

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