Incubator in a snap. pic.UPDATE page 2 Day 19 later today

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by annrich, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    geWell I was thinking about buying an incubator, but change in plans. My friend from church is overrun with eggs. And her rooster has been busy (if you know what I mean)
    So DH and I started brainstorming and we grabbed an old portable heater, ripped the guts out. Stole the thermostat with the control switch. Got a light bulb. and thermometer/hydrometer. and away we go.

    I tested it for about 6 hours and temps ,humidity seem stable. So we tossed in 6 eggs.
    I didn't have time to work on the turner. But I did figure out how to get water in there without opening the bator.

    My son is G-tube fed. I grabbed one of his feeding extensions. Ran it threw a small hole into the bowl. I fill it on the outside with a syringe.

    I know it's not glamorous. But we will see how it goes.

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    Last edited: May 15, 2008
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Thats cool,,,I like how you can see inside of it from the sides
     
  3. Animallover606

    Animallover606 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    soo cooooooooooooooooool
     
  4. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

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    How neat. I love the idea of a transparrent incubator.
     
  5. PTFarmer

    PTFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome it's a "FULL VIEW" bator.[​IMG]
     
  6. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love it!!! Wish I would have thought of something like that before I ran out and spent so much money on one!!!!!
     
  7. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice. Is there holes in the bator for airflow?
     
  8. ZooZoo

    ZooZoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very creative. Hope it works for ya. [​IMG]
     
  9. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Very neat and ingenious! Keep us all posted on how it works out please. [​IMG]
     
  10. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Nice idea. I would ask about ventilation as well. I know someone on the other BYC tried this a few years back and it failed due to lack of ventilation. Trial and error are the best ways to invent and make it work. Good luck with your hatch.

    Jody
     

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