Heat sinks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by beesong, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. beesong

    beesong Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm filling plastic Easter eggs with sand to use as heat sinks in an incubator. For those who have done this, do you scatter the heat sinks around the 'bator, stagger them next to eggs. or just put them all in one location?
  2. rickerra

    rickerra Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2011
    Spokane, WA
    That's a good idea... sand in plastic eggs. I would say put them where ever you can fit them without negatively affecting air flow.

    Just them being in the box will help stabilize temps and regain temps faster after opening the lid. And also help in the event of a power failure.

    As long as you have enough room for water trays and everything else... I'd fill it up! You can see in my incubator I made (<< view my BYC page) that I used large paver stones and they worked great!

    Good luck!
  3. beesong

    beesong Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow -- that is a neat page. I really like the way you used the pavers, and your in-egg thermometer is terrific.
  4. jmagill

    jmagill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2009
    Western Wyoming
    The only thing you need to watch out for is weight. Too much weight can overwork an egg turner ad shorten it's life.

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