GopherBoy Builds an incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GopherBoyFarms, Sep 18, 2008.

  1. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    Well, we are doing it, finally building one.
    The hardest thing to find was that water wiggler, found something like it. So we will see how it goes.
    We plan on posting step by step as we do it all the way up to the hatch (if it happens).
    So please any ideas along the way that might help would be great.

    Here is a picture of what we have to put it together (I will add a supply list shortly)

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    ~Tiff~
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2008
  2. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    Cool, I can't wait to see how it turns out!
    I love chickens and pictures...any pictures involving chickens are a bonus!!!
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    ~Rebecca [​IMG]
     
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I am sooooo subscribing to this thread! Please dont forget to post progression pics!
     
  4. chickenandabiscuit

    chickenandabiscuit Out Of The Brooder

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    Gopherboyfarms is ......MacGyver![​IMG] Can't wait to see it. Nothing like the pride when you do it yourself. I am a little lost at some of the parts I am looking at so I can't wait to see it come to life.
     
  5. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    1. Cut square in lid for viewing window

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    2. use caulking around cut out area to seal glass viewing window
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    3. Install glass

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    4. Locate and drill 6 hole in cooler
    2 vent holes
    2 hole across from each other for exterior operated egg turner

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    1 hole for auto water (no need to open lid)
    1 small hole for wires
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  6. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Thanks for the GREAT pictures and step by step information! I believe I've been inspired.... And i've got three extra coolers in the spare storage room! LOL
     
  7. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    5. Place pan with sponges in bottom of cooler
    (we used caulking to hold pan in place)

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    6. Cut and bend wire to fit into the bottom of cooler over pan
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    7. Cut hole in wire for auto water tube
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    8. place wire into cooler
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  8. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
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    can't wait to see this in action. It looks a lot like the one I bought for $10


    but ... what's a "water-wiggler"?
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    Last edited: Sep 18, 2008
  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Anything that involves GopherBoy and pictures ought to be fun! I'm watching this thread.

    It looks great so far! [​IMG]
     
  10. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    Quote:water wiggler is a little stupid, hard to find....if not IMPOSSIBLE that causes loss of gas, grey hair, stress, and finally.........finding something else that will work the same.
    really its a little toy that you can get for about $1.00 that is about 3 inches long, kinda rubber like and filled with water. There is a hole threw it that you can stick your finger into that is a perfect place to put a probe that acts like the inside of the egg so you can monitor the the temp and humidity of the egg from the inside.
     

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