Heating the incubator with manure

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by onthespot, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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  2. GraceAK

    GraceAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WHAT?! [​IMG]
     
  3. Barred Rockstar

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    That's pretty cool. Composting manure can get quite a bit hotter than 100 degrees though, I wonder how they regulated the temperature and what kind of hatch rates they got?
     
  4. geosheets

    geosheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure about the temps of decaying manure but alligators, some snakes, and I think a few birds use decaying vegetation to incubate their eggs. I don't see why it wouldn't work... it would definitely be a neat experiment... hmmm, compost bin/incubator (the wheels are turning). You could probably fashion a thermal vent to help regulate the temps if need be. Anyways, neat find... thanks for sharing.
     

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