Incubator Journal

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FrenchHen, May 1, 2009.

  1. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    3:45 Decide to finally build one. Locate Omaha Steak cooler and thermometer/hydrometer. Discover that the thermometer needs a battery.

    3:50 Discover that Husband (who is away for the weekend) loves to store stuff in old Home Depot bags. Tear house apart looking for parts purchased 2 months ago.

    3:58 Feed whiny kids a snack...head up to attic to continue search for lamp kit and thermostat. Find useless old mini-fridge/food warmer....tempting but not controllable.

    4:03 Head out to shop to find elusive endangered thermostat and lamp kit.

    4:05 locate old transformer on kitchen counter.

    4:10 marvel at the sheer number of half finished projects sitting in old Home Depot bags in the shop. Stop to pray cause it couldn't hurt.

    4:20 Abandon search to go back to Home Depot to buy those things again. We'll take them back if we find the originals.Q
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2009
  2. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL! [​IMG] All that in less than an hour. That is progress.
     
  3. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    NorCal
    hee hee 4:20

    heh.
     
  4. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    cleaned kitchen counter hoping to find it under the crock pot.
    Find $200 in uncashed checks instead.
    4:45 heading out for Home Destroy, I mean Depot. Going to eat Jack in the Box for dinner because I'm sick and salt sounds good.
     
  5. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    5:10 Place order in drive through.
    5:20 receive order from JitB. [​IMG]
    Realize order is wrong (who serves a cheeseburger with no cheese?)
    Go inside and get new burgers.

    6:00 get stuff at Home Depot
    6:12 feed wrong burgers and uneaten fries to grateful chickens.

    6:15 Finally start to build incubator!
     
  6. Calebs Acre

    Calebs Acre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is getting really good!!!
     
  7. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    6:25 use the top of Husband's grand piano as workbench because he's out of town and I can watch the kids easier.

    6:30 Stop to put on bandaid from where hardware cloth bit me. I was bleeding on the incubator...that's not the effect I'm going for.
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2009
  8. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    6:41 Warn older son to stop winding up little son. Pull older son off the top of the back of the couch.

    6:43 Install hardware cloth fake floor.

    6:47 Install light bulb guard.

    6:53 Try and figure out wiring. Tell self it's not dangerous, nothing's plugged in. Accidentally cut the wire I'm trying to strip. Dang.

    Stop to ask question: I wire the light directly to the thermostat, yes?
     
  9. mwdh1

    mwdh1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, now back to work [​IMG]
     
  10. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
    Bagshot Row
    Ok. Thanks.

    7:10 finish wiring light to thermostat...carve out place for thermostat to live.

    7:15 placate fussy kids. Turn on electric babysitter (TV).


    7:17 realize wiring mistake....redo wiring.
     

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