Hubbybator works, pics of hatch.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by saddina, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    So Mr. Saddi looked at the small bator that he & our son rigged up, and decided it was too small, so they got back to work today. [​IMG]

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    Like a dork I left the bulb on to take a photo.

    There's 3 thermomoters, one reads 98, one reads 99 and one says 101, I'm tempted to go with the middle one, but want to make sure the quail eggs will still hatch if it's really 98. *this is where the 40 watt bulb taps out, it stays lit, but the temp doesn't climb higher*

    The cabinet is a wine cabinet that was too small (door wouldn't stay closed, due to taller bottles) 14x13x24 inside measurements, the wine rack shelves are already tilted, so it's a matter of rotating shelf to turn them.

    After building the hubbybator the man & man child watched the MacGuiver marathon. [​IMG]
     
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  2. DANNY

    DANNY Songster

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    You never want to run an incubator too cool. Do you have a fan? If you dont't you are just roasting your eggs because of location. The heat from the light is rising right up to the eggs undisturbed and quail eggs over cook easily. It's impossible for thew light to stay on and it not heat up. What kind of thermostat are you using?
     
  3. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    There's 2 fans, you can see one in the top photo, a second is mounted on the side wall for cross current.
     
  4. DANNY

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    I see it now. I think i would measure my temperature at the eggs. I would go by the digital in the basket with the eggs.
     
  5. Intheswamp

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    Just some newbie musings and off topic (sorry), but looking at the incubator it got me curious about whether cabinet incubators like the Sportsmans and Dickeys...are they insulated??? I'm thinking about the effects of outside conditions affecting the inside environments in regards to temperature.

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  6. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    Hubby bator worked! Hatched 8 quail today.

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