Getting the flock out of here - a diary of a crazy chicken man

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ozexpat, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    on styro bators, i prefer the hovabator with fan kit. a 12v computer case fan will work but run it on a 5v phone charger rather than 12v. it will tame it
  2. Bens-Hens

    Bens-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's the exact mod I just did on my Hovabator. 80mm CPU fan powered by a 7v Nokia phone charger. Mounts right to the holes already in the lid.

    Outer tray only of water has my humidity at 75% which is great for hatching.
  3. OffGridMAMA

    OffGridMAMA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 24, 2012
    valley center, CA
  4. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    my row house design is similar but will be 4 x 8 with 4 x 12 foot open runs.should be good for 6 girls and a happy roo. I am building 6 initially. I will build more as I need them. I will use mostly bamboo construction with thatched roofs
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2013
  5. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 25, 2012
    Baltic, Ohio
    I don't want to sink any more money into my styro bators at all. I'm on the hunt for a cabinet.
    That's what I need to do, if I can get the ground level enough & the trees cleared out of the way. [​IMG]
  6. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    Building a cabinet incubator is quite economical.

    I will put the plans and pictures together of another one I am building - its takes 3 turners and has a digital thermostat.
  7. chicknfun

    chicknfun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2012
    Bunnell, FL
    Silkie Sensation....I adore your avatar!!

    Oz, glad you are safely back....hope you get some relaxation in the next few weeks!!
  8. SilkieSensation

    SilkieSensation Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 25, 2012
    Baltic, Ohio
    I'm looking to make 1 that doesn't require purchasing expensive turners. I have seen a few with tilt trays that you can tilt by hand & was looking more along those lines.
  9. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

  10. ozexpat

    ozexpat CocoBeach Farm

    excellent for california indeed.

    It would last one season in our salty environment. I built a water tower four years ago. I would not send Bernie up it now. We have town water coming in a month. It may be a good thing.

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