How to Make a Water Wiggler! **Pics**

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by daisychick, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Colorado
    This is so simple and it works great!

    You will need:
    3 sandwich size ziploc bags
    2 rubberbands or hairties

    First fill a ziploc bag about 1/4 with water.
    Then zip it closed and try to get all the air out.
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    Then for spill safety put it in another bag.
    If you have OCD (like me) [​IMG] Put those into yet another bag.
    Triple bag it, and try to get air out of each bag as you go.
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    Then lay your probe from your thermometer in the middle section of
    the bags of water and roll it up tucking in the zipper part.
    Then put 2 hairties or rubberbands on each end to secure it.
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    Then place it seam side down in the incubator and there you have it! [​IMG]
     
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  2. alicat4

    alicat4 Out Of The Brooder

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    Great idea! I poked holes in two of them and finally got so sick of going back and forth to the dollar store that I bought 5 [​IMG] Wish I'd thought of this!
     
  3. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Thanks for this! That's much more attractive than my duck taped up version. [​IMG]
     
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Cool idea. I bet everyones' happy now. [​IMG]
     
  5. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Colorado
    I got sick of trying to clean my water wiggler and then having to buy new ones. I made this so it is disposable. After the hatch I just throw it away and make a clean new one for the next batch! Works great!
     
  6. wegotchickens

    wegotchickens DownSouth D'Uccles & Silkies

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    And what's the temp inside the water wiggler supposed to be?
     
  7. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am incubator ignorant. What is this for?
     
  8. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Colorado
    99.5 I believe.....at least that is what I shoot for. [​IMG]
     
  9. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Colorado
    preppy*hippie*chick :

    I am incubator ignorant. What is this for?

    IT gives you a pretty accurate temp on the inside of the eggs. Instead of air temp.​
     
  10. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aha! Thanks!
     

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