Incubating Without Electricity???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HorizonSon, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope to move completely off-grid, sometime, in the future. Question is: other than using a broody hen, does anyone have experience with incubating eggs without a source of electricity? Or know of a reference/resource I could check out?
    thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    armpits? [​IMG]
     
  3. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:We were dicussing this on another forum and kinda thought the same thing. It would easiest to keep a constant temp there. Plenty of humidity too [​IMG]
     
  4. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    Quote:We were dicussing this on another forum and kinda thought the same thing. It would easiest to keep a constant temp there. Plenty of humidity too [​IMG]

    omg hahahaha
     
  5. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Quote:We were dicussing this on another forum and kinda thought the same thing. It would easiest to keep a constant temp there. Plenty of humidity too [​IMG]

    hens always have eggs stashed between their wings and their bodies......maybe they know somethin about it? [​IMG]
     
  6. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:We were dicussing this on another forum and kinda thought the same thing. It would easiest to keep a constant temp there. Plenty of humidity too [​IMG]

    hens always have eggs stashed between their wings and their bodies......maybe they know somethin about it? [​IMG]

    lol, hens dont stink there like we do though [​IMG]
     
  7. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i was thinking the same thing [​IMG] if you are willing to do nothing for a month then it is a good option
     
  8. coo coo cachoo

    coo coo cachoo Out Of The Brooder

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    seriously.
    if u use a metal stove pipe leading up and into a tall incubator with baffles. u can use a kerosene lantern under the stove pipe . and have multiple shelves with thermometers and place the eggs on the shelf with the closest temp. also if u use a bellows thermostat (old vw) that expand when they get hot u can attach a flap to the top of the incubator to help regulate the heat.

    now if u want to try solar than we have allot of options.
     
  9. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Last edited: Nov 25, 2010
  10. wilkey44

    wilkey44 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:you know they have 12 volt bulbs in 75 and 100 w and dc motors to use for turners so all you would need is a solor panel and 12 v battery and the sun could run your incubator
     

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