Incubating and vibrations

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

  1. doodledoo

    doodledoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Overrun With Chickens

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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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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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 Overrun With Chickens

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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

    denasfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    needtohatch Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    Whimsical Farming Wife Out Of The Brooder

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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

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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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

    Whimsical Farming Wife Out Of The Brooder

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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

    Oceanseve Chillin' With My Peeps

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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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