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First Hatch in homemade bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kkg, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. kkg

    kkg Out Of The Brooder

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    Feb 21, 2011
    :)Day 21 got our first pip at 9:40pm have been staring at bator all day long wife is very nervous:/. We have 13 eggs from our own chickens, 2 reds and 5 easter eggers.We put the eggs in on three different days. Feb. 17 ,18, and 19th. Hope this isn't going to be a problem?
     
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    soap&eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have done the day differences in little giant strafoam bators, one day i dont worry about turning, if two days difference then i still turn,keeping cover only open high enough for hand to slip in,or by poppin open a window, and be fast about it....maybe you posted it & i havent had a chance to read about your homemade bator....what did you use for holding containor ? i have years worth others information waiting for that day. i wanted to go BIG ...old refrig...but realisrically figured i best stay with med size cabniet. so my summer project is to build my own bator. everything ready for project.. my biggest hurdle is what to use for a turner. ......
     
  3. kkg

    kkg Out Of The Brooder

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    My bator is a plastic cooler, light bulb for heat, computer fan, water heater thermostat. Its the typical cooler bator seems to be working fine. Holds temp and humidity very well less then $30 bucks into it. Will post a picture when I can.
     

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