Frankenbator is up and running

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rooster-red, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Well, my homade bator is up and running, cycling the light on and off, temp inside water wiggler is between 99.3 and 101.1

    I made it from an old 48 quart igloo cooler.
    Should be very easy to sterilize.
    I just didn't want to put the time & effort into some thing as fragile as styrofoam, and I had this old cooler so I thought why not?

    I still have to make the egg rack out of hardware cloth, and get a hygrometer, but what do you think so far?
  2. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    Wow... Chicken ingenuity...
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Very nice job!
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    As you can see, I borrowed ideas from the homade bators on this site (Thanks to all those who have posted their bators here) and a lot of the materials I already had laying around.

    I think I'll wait til spring to hatch any eggs, that will give me plenty of time to work on a turner.[​IMG]
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Nice work!
  6. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    I like your avatar
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Yeah, that roo is one healthy looking boy! You should post a bigger pic of him!
  8. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Nice I like the idea of it being easier to clean. I spray mine down with that clorox anywhere spray. But I worry about it being clean enough after a hatch. Congrats
  9. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Southeast Idaho
    Wow! I'm impressed!
    Let hear of how it works for you!

    Just thought about the exposed light: could burn a chick. Maybe you should cover it with hardware cloth.
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2007
  10. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    I was thinking about trying this exact thing the other day, I can't get my styrofoam clean after a hatch.

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