Homemade Hatcher - Proof it WORKS!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by equus2, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. equus2

    equus2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Haven't had a chance to post pics yet - this silkie hatched just now, the other two have pipped. Spent about $24 total, didn't have spare parts lying around! [​IMG]
     
  2. ccrecelius

    ccrecelius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How did you build it? What materials?
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    WOW! That is wonderful! Be sure to share with everyone how you built this little gem. [​IMG] Congrats on your cute little Silkie there.
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Congratulations! I know I love my Fridge-a-Bator. Nice clean, no-mess hatches.
     
  5. equus2

    equus2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've built a few of these, using Miss Prissy's instructions:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=8510

    I did use a wafer thermostat on this one, and put the dimmer switch on the fan, to regulate fan speed. I have been using this small hatcher for quail, easily holds 15 eggs. Temps and humidity are so stable!

    I was only going to "fertility check" these eggs from my youngest silkies, but wouldn't you know it....just had to follow-through and hatch them out!! (My husband keeps reminding me that the bators were going into hibernation - or be sold - by June 27!!) Oh well.
     
  6. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you really have to have a thermostat in a home made bator?
     
  7. Alabama_boy

    Alabama_boy Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Yes if you want your eggs to hatch.[​IMG]
     
  8. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oooooo [​IMG]
     

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