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

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    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?
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    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

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    Wow... Chicken ingenuity...
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Very nice job!
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    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 Premium Member

    Nice work!
     
  6. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
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    I like your avatar
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

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

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
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  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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