Has this happened to anyone, bator leaks the water out.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Foghorn Leghorn, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. Foghorn Leghorn

    Foghorn Leghorn Out Of The Brooder

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    I put water in mine and it leaks out the bottom. This is a new bator too. I ended up putting saran wrap down then filled it with water. I'm just filling it where it says to in the instructions. I think I got a defective bator! Right now I have it sitting on a towel and the saran wrap inside. Wish I could coat it with something to make the leaking stop.
     
  2. Sherris Backyard Beauties

    Sherris Backyard Beauties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you see the leak? You could try to seal it with silicone calkind. Or return it. I suggest if you have eggs in it though you do a quick caulking job.
     
  3. Foghorn Leghorn

    Foghorn Leghorn Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't see the leak, I'm hoping my saran wrap will last till the eggs hatch, then I am sealing it with something.
     
  4. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    If it's a styrofoam incubator they have holes in the bottom for air circulation. If you overfill the section you put water in or tip it slightly after filling, water will come out those holes.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Do you have a plastic liner in the bottom?
     
  6. Hi!
    I have a LG that does that --- it leaks from the main trough. Before I use it again I need to coat the bottom with something.
    I haven't decided what yet, tho.

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  7. Foghorn Leghorn

    Foghorn Leghorn Out Of The Brooder

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    Dipsy Doodle Doo, it is a LG, whew well I ain't crazy after all!![​IMG] When you figure out what to coat yours with, clue me in!! Thanks

    Mine has no liner.
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    You can order a liner for not very much for it.
     
  9. Thanks, Katy! I didn't know that.
    If you look at the bottom of the LG, you can see it's not very thick.
    I'd only ever used it as a hatcher and I think the last time I was cleaning it a shell fragment poked thru (I was scrubbing pretty enthusiastically).

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  10. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    If its not totally full of eggs, you could also put a few bowls in on top of the wire with water in them.
     

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