Had a crazy idea.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SilkiesForEver, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    My incubator only holds about two or three dozen eggs, so I got to thinking.... what if I turned our food Dehydrator into an incubator! I haven't tried it, but was just wondering what you thought, suggestions, or if anyone has ever attempted it.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ive never incubated eggs, but i thought that they need moisture and humidity......it would seem that a dehydrator would dry out the eggs.
    though it might work if u added water to kkep it moist.....might have to do that often though.
     
  3. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    That's what I thought also. But incubators have a fan just like a dehydrator, so maybe with alot of water it would work? [​IMG] Thanks for your input! [​IMG] If anyone else has suggestions they would be very appreciated!
     
  4. skysky43

    skysky43 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have had the same thought :) It would be interesting to hear if any one has tried it!
     
  5. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh good!! I'm not alone! [​IMG] If not I may give it a try!
     
  6. Sphynxcrazy

    Sphynxcrazy Out Of The Brooder

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    I've been thinking about a dehydrator also...
     
  7. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    I hope we get some answers! [​IMG]
     
  8. skysky43

    skysky43 Out Of The Brooder

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    I know! I may have to try it also:)
     
  9. SilkiesForEver

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    Anyone??????
     
  10. Quyen Le

    Quyen Le Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You have to keep temperature at around 99-100, in order to do this, it needs to keep the air circulate, not come in one end and exit other end. It's possible if you modify it so output air will come back to input end.
     

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