hatcher

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by UndergroundQuailRoad, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. UndergroundQuailRoad

    UndergroundQuailRoad Out Of The Brooder

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    What do people typically use for a hatcher when doing staggered hatches in a cabinet? I have seen the cabinet hatchers, but they seem like more space than I need.
     
  2. ronott1

    ronott1 Daily Digest Guru Premium Member

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    I have two Genesis 1588 Hovobators. I use one for hatching and one for incubation. You could use one of those for staggered hatches if you kept the number per hatch at about 40.
     
  3. HatchCraft

    HatchCraft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I make small cabinet hatchers. A two drawer will hold about 72 large chicken eggs. Small enough to sit on top of a sportman sized incubator.
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  4. UndergroundQuailRoad

    UndergroundQuailRoad Out Of The Brooder

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    Hatch Craft- that is a very nice little hatcher! Is what type of heat/moisture control does it have? Are the drawers lined or easily removed and swapped?

    Ron - I think I want to avoid styrofoam since I would prefer something that is quick and easy for cleaning between hatches.
     
  5. HatchCraft

    HatchCraft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This unit has a wafer thermostat . The usual water pan, adjusting humidity level by adjusting surface area. Drawers slide out. They have solid bottoms lined with a layer of paper towel under a layer of rubber shelf liner. It all lifts out after the hatch. I wash the shelf liner and throw away the paper towel. Wipe drawer out with a clorox wipe. Box and drawers sealed with multiple coats of urethane.
     
  6. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    Great CRAFTSMANSHIP!!!
     
  7. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2! Very nice. [​IMG]

    Which begs the question - How much deniro do you get for one of those small cabinet hatchers? [​IMG]
     
  8. HatchCraft

    HatchCraft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As pictured,$250 plus shipping.
     
  9. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really like that.... I might have to place an order for one. It's beautiful. - Do you build cabinets for a living? Even if you weren't using it, it would make a great conversation piece!

    Do you have any idea about the hatch rate?
     
  10. HatchCraft

    HatchCraft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not a cabinet maker. I do custom wood working and finish carpentry among other things. A strong interest in poultry and incubation led me to design and build incubators . Customers report very satisfactory hatch rates.
     

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