I did it!!! I finally did it!! PICS ADDED of the UGLYBATOR!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KatieBugg, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have built and been working on a home bator, I opted for the water heater thermostat and was worried about getting it to adjust, but I finally figured it out and am now holding stady at 99.8!! You people who all did the journey before me I want to really thank them, thier info was invaluable. I was actually starting to worry at one point if I was going to be ready when I pick up my eggs next week, but I did it wohoooooooo! Man that bator is UGLY maybe when hubby gets back home from offshore he can build me a nice cabinet, hmmmm maybe I need to teach myself how to do wood working hahahaha. I can NOT have a styrofoam bator as I have a cat named Ninja that would make a very quick mess of the foam! His new fav spot is on top of the bator, figures [​IMG]

    IS it normal to jones like a druggie after you have a working bator, for eggs? [​IMG]
     
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  2. greenriver

    greenriver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome Katy. Pics?
     
  3. BooBear

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

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    oh o, sounds like you have hatchaholicitiss. [​IMG] Beware many enablers will feed the symptoms with shiny fertile eggs![​IMG]

    Do you have a pic of your awesome handy work?
     
  4. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fancy Schmancy!!!!!!
    Is that cat acting a s the heat source or what?
     
  6. BigIslandChicks

    BigIslandChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    very nice [​IMG] who cares if its not designer as long as it works!! [​IMG] i have been gathering materials to start building one. the info on here is so amazing. thanks byc

    and i love your kitty sitting up there posing for the picture!! its like he knows already there will be cute little fluffy snacks (NOT for him) in there!

    what did you start with?? 2 old drawers??
     
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  7. BigIslandChicks

    BigIslandChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    [​IMG] Is that the latest egg turning device... THe Kittypaw 1000??? Nice... (it thinks it is a hen) Nice of her to offer to hatch for you.... This is my first broody cat experience.!!!! LOL [​IMG]
     
  9. BooBear

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    hey looks like Boobear got a fur cut and went over to your house. [​IMG]

    nifty looking bator. Hope you get lots n lots of fuzzies with it. [​IMG]
     
  10. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes I used 2 old drawers, I used the whole drawer for the bottom and only the bottom of the second, i used foam and tape to the bottom of the second to make the lid. That cat is SOOOOOOOOOOOOO A.D.D, he would probably forget about them in 2 seconds lol!
     

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