I got an incubater!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cats Critters, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    My neighbor who built my coup and gave me a feeder just gave me an incubator!it Says on the box HOVA-BATER Incubator I'll read the instructions better later. One Q tho there is this round gold color piece loss in the box what does it do? and where does it go?
     
  2. Sahara

    Sahara Chillin' With My Peeps

    160
    0
    119
    Apr 22, 2008
    Keystone Heights, FL
    Congrats! I have been wanting one myself. Perhaps one day someone will clean out their barns or sheds and will give me one.
     
  3. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

    499
    1
    141
    May 10, 2008
    ,nc
    Good luck I built my to and they are great.They started hatching friday.First time hatching only been raising for a few mounths but im hooked [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2008
    Colorado
    That round gold thingy is the heating element. You should have a nut and screw to attach it to the top. If those are missing no biggie just go to the website and get the directions and get more at the hardware store.

    Good Luck! [​IMG]
     
  5. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    5,535
    69
    308
    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    The "round, gold colored" piece is the thermostat wafer. There should be a micro switch attached to it, as well. It is the heart of the unit and if it's not complete and working correctly, you have only a bad beer cooler.

    DO read the instructions. Follow them if you like, or if you really want to do this right, do the following:
    If it still has the red-liquid filled bulb thermometer - throw it out.
    Get a digital, remote probe thermometer, a water-filled tube squeezy toy and a simple hygrometer. Then check back with us before you do anything, so we can tell you what to do with this stuff...
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by