Incubating and vibrations

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by doodledoo, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. doodledoo

    doodledoo Songster

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    I was planning on putting my new incubator in the laundry room but I am wondering if the vibration from the washing machine would damage the embryos - does any one know?
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    I think it could hurt them if you keep youre incubator on top of the washer or dryer other wise I think it would be ok
     
  3. doodledoo

    doodledoo Songster

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    Thanks for the quick response - it would not be on top of them just to the side but we have a crawl space and when the washing machine goes through the spin cycle the floor vibrate quite a bit so I did not know if it would/could cause a problem.
     
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    well if it vibrates alot even at a distance or what not I might want to find a less jiggly place.
    But I am new so Im shuresomeone else will know.
    Disclaimer... I have never owned a washer or dryer so I dont know how much they jiggil in a home .
     
  5. denasfarm

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    I have tried in the laundry room and out of it and could not tell the difference in the hatch due to vibration (or lack of)
     
  6. needtohatch

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    When in doubt don't. That is what I said when I was thinking the same thing. Our washer & dryer are out in our trailer house (we just use it for laundry and storage) and since the temp is more constant I thought perfect. Then I thought about the fact that I can see the sliding door shake when it goes through its spin and was worried. I deceided to play it safe and find somewhere else to put it.
     
  7. Whimsical Farming Wife

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    This is a pretty old thread~ but I am wondering what happened with this? I have the same issue~ the best spot in my house for the incubator is on the mud room/laundry room counter BUT my washing machine does cause some vibration.
    I have the incubator sitting on a folded up fleece blanket, in an effort to cushion some of vibration. Has anyone hatched eggies from a bator by a source of vibration???
     
  8. Oceanseve

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    I had mine in the laundry room, I even moved the bator back and forth to whichever machine wasn't running and I had an awful hatch. Next time I think I'm going to find a better spot.
     
  9. Whimsical Farming Wife

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    Well... only 5 out of 42 hatched[​IMG]The bator has now been moved to my bedroom (which is mainly jiggle-free [​IMG])!
     
  10. Oceanseve

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    oh wow, sorry you had such a bad hatch. I had 2/12 on chicks and 5/10 on ducks, like I said I won't be keeping it in the laundry room again either.
     

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