How Do I use this Incubator??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by warsawffagurl, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. warsawffagurl

    warsawffagurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm borrowing this incubator from the Ag Department at my high school. I don't wanna bother my FFA Advisors, and I know the people here on BYC have more experience.
    How do I use this Incubator?:
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    Thanks everyone!!
     
  2. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you know how old it is? It looks like the old model 1602N. Check if the wafer thermostat still keeps temperature, if it is too old you might need to replace it.
     
  4. clay

    clay Out Of The Brooder

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    That's the one we just used, borrowed from my sister. Worked VERY well with too many duck eggs. I used our electronic indoor/outdoor thermometer with wireless outdoor probe to monitor the temp. You'll want to run it for a day or two to get the thermostat set before you put eggs in. Snug down the wingnut and just turn the little metal lever maybe 30 degrees or so at a time, letting the thermostat cycle and then checking the temp.
     
  5. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    I know some people run them forever with no problem but it's actually suggest to replace the thermostat wafers every 2years on those. They aren't real expensive but I forget where the link to buy them led.
     
  6. warsawffagurl

    warsawffagurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone!!
    We've got it running...
    we went to the store to find a hygrometer (sp)
    but we couldnt find one... so we'll prolly wing the humidity.
    i hope everything works out!!
     
  7. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got my hygrometer at Walmart for around $7.00
     
  8. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    every walmart and petstore has them, they arewith the thermometers. or just check ebay
     
  9. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    <<thanks everyone!!
    We've got it running...
    we went to the store to find a hygrometer (sp)
    but we couldnt find one... so we'll prolly wing the humidity.
    i hope everything works out!!>>

    You're welcome!
    Oh you might check the aircells when you candle to make sure that your humidity is correct [​IMG]
     
  10. warsawffagurl

    warsawffagurl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we check at walmart, and by the thermometers we still couldnt find the hygrometer!
    its crazy.. i was soo mad! there isnt even a spot for them there...
    hmm... maybe they'll have one at CVS
    Thanks,
    Jenn
     

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