Guess what I found... IN THE GARBAGE!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EastinChickens, May 27, 2010.

  1. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, It was a pretty nice day out here in the country yesterday, so I decided to go for a drive. When I passed someone's house, I noticed a big steel cooler with a square hole in the top and a wire hanging out of it- but it was stuck in a garbage can. I decided to take a better look, and what was it? A HUGE incubator!!!! [​IMG]
    I went up and knocked on the owner's door and an old lady answered... she said that her daughter had used it way back when she lived with her, and that she didn't need it anymore. When I got home, I unloaded it and looked over it. It needed new glass for the window, and was a little dirty, but looked to be in great condition!
    It is made out of a 5 ft x 3 ft x 2 ft steel Coleman brand cooler. Looks like it can easily hold 50 eggs, maybe even more if I added shelves. [​IMG]


    It has now been running for 26 hours. Holds temperature great, humidity is a go, and now to add some eggs from my flock. [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2010
  2. chickintexas

    chickintexas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lucky, lucky, lucky!!!!! Great score!
     
  3. Noncentzter

    Noncentzter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool, what a great find!!!
     
  4. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know, I'm SOOOO excited!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. phaethona

    phaethona Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] JEALOUS!!
     
  6. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm already falling in love with it. [​IMG]
     
  7. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Lol! Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  8. gogoalie

    gogoalie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So lucky...One persons junk...is another persons treasure...change your avatar to WALL*E now...[​IMG]
     
  9. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put some duck eggs in it cuz Your One Lucky Duck!!
     
  10. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

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    Those Cooler/Bators work great!! I have 4 of em'and am building another this weekend! Hopefully to sell! So... that was a wonderful find!!! Post some pics! I like to see how it was built!! [​IMG]
     

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