Homemade hatcher

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gimmie birdies, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I like to experiment with homemade hatchers. I found this box on a burnpile, I think it is a potato box? It is about 1' across by about 2'' tall. I put a light 25w with heat shield in the bottom screwing out the back pannel to place the cord coming out. The back pannel had press board with holes, I coverd it up with cardboard. I put a wire basket held by nails on top, w/mini quilt. The lid was wood, with what was like a wood pic frame surrounding. I took out the wood center and taped cardboard with air holes and a pic glass on top. holds temp good too. These eggs have been in about 5 days.
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  2. gocrow77

    gocrow77 Crow's Nest

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    [​IMG] Looks awesome!
     
  3. quailresearcher

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    What temperature and humidity do you have it set for.
     
  4. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    homemade bators I set for just under 102( best for still air)- I dry hatch normally, but this set up is larger than my regular cardboard box, I will just toss in a damp paper towel every other day or so and watch the air cells, and ad more water or less depending on the air cell size. I am not concerned.
     
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2013
  5. quailresearcher

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    OK, thank you.
     

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