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Guerrilla Incubator

Discussion in 'Quail' started by urbaner, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. urbaner

    urbaner Out Of The Brooder

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  2. zaylinda

    zaylinda Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. darkfur

    darkfur Chillin' With My Peeps

    I used to have a homemade incubator made out of a microwave, a couple of lightbulbs, a thermostat from a water heater, a dish of water and a fishtank heater. Worked pretty well. The key with any incubator is to know it and its quirks.
    My thoughts on the guerilla incubator are that the window is unnecessarily big and will lose a lot of heat through it, and that when I used lightbulbs as a source of heat I found it best to use two, wired in parallel, so if one blew the other kept going. That's the big drawback of using lightbulbs, they do tend to blow at the worst moment so having two is completely essential imho

    I should mention it was a microwave *casing*, just a well-insulated box in essence. Only microwave eggs you will be eating [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2010
  4. worldling

    worldling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That design is more than adequate as far as an incubator goes. It's not the latest $250 digital controlled store bought model, but it can and will work.
     
  5. urbaner

    urbaner Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your feedback guys, it was very helpful. [​IMG]
     
  6. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    I hatch out of a coleman cooler.... works great...
     
  7. Kullas

    Kullas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can check out mt BYC page its a bator i built out of Dow blue core insulation
     
  8. urbaner

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    Thanks Kullas! Nice set up.

    I think I'm going to try and rig something up in a styrofoam cooler simply because I have it available and I'm on a budget.

    Your page made me wonder if anyone would be interested in seeing pics of the final product? Otherwise I won't bother. [​IMG]
     
  9. Kullas

    Kullas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:pics are good [​IMG] ya can even make a BYC page for it and let everyone see it can sumit it to byc and have them put it in the bater section
     
  10. wing it

    wing it Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would be interested in seeing pics of the final product please post them
     

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