Found an incubator...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 98 gt, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    I just found an older hovabator... It was in my parents basement. Apparrently, it was my grandfathers model 501-W... Good bator or no??
     
  2. congdon476

    congdon476 GaLLiNa LOcA

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    Wouldn't know... but IMO... A free running bator is a great bator!
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Heck! Any free bator is a good one! [​IMG]

    As far as if it will work okay or not, you will be the one to have to find that out. Try starting it up. If it runs, let it warm up for a few days and then pop a few eggs into it. Then you'll know if it is good or not. [​IMG]

    BTW - I wouldn't spend money on any eggs to try out, just in case. Just put a few of your own in there. [​IMG]
     
  4. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    my grandfather was extremely meticuous with his "toys" (he was a NASA engineer for about 40 years) its plugged in right now, i called hium and he said he used it for quail... which is perfect since i bought about 20 quail eggs which will arrive in a few days, just making sure the thermostat is adjusted until then...
     
  5. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, congrats on the find [​IMG] and good luck with the hatch [​IMG]
     
  6. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    here it is
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    and the letter he sent with it... (i didnt know we got it from him at that point)
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    (writing is totally an engineer thing, see where he put "fig.1")
     
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  7. VERY cool!

    Love the letter!
     
  8. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what a sweet grampa..cherish that letter
     
  9. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    he turned 85 on monday... he was busy on his farm though. 1500 acres is a lot to take care of
     
  10. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    The letter is so cool! Yep, definitely an engineer thing! [​IMG] I hope your new found bator works great, and hope you have a good report for Grandpa! Cherish both the bator and the letter! [​IMG]
     

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