Incubator Location ?????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CK Chickadilly, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    I am finally going to get my bator but I have a goofy question as to where to put it. [​IMG]

    I know they say not to put it in the barn cause of fluctuating temps. So we live in a older house that has goofed up wiring & so many of the plugs are all wire together so when you get to much going....POOF! Not good for an incubator! So the DH this past summer put in a special plug in my bathroom that I can run anything on.

    The question is, if it is located in the bathroom, will one shower a day produce to much humidity for the bator if the door is kept open? Does that make sense?

    I really don't want it in the bathroom but I have no other safe place to put it, especially with 6 crazy dogs & messed up plugs.... [​IMG]

    ANy input would be helpful....thanks! [​IMG]
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I keep mine in the basement. It's important for them to be in a room that has pretty stable temps.
  3. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    I have an old house too and its been a little difficult with the temps, I have to check it often. My incubators are in my room. The other thing with the wiring being kind of iffy, its a good idea to have a surge protector. Not sure how much it helps but it sure cant hurt.
  4. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I don't think the humidity would affect it that badly. If it does cause it to rise, it should not go up to badly. You could make sure the vent holes are unplugged while you are in there, if it seems to be a problem. This would allow for better air circulation, making more humidity escape.
  5. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    I keep mine in my

    it's the only place where temps stay steady
  6. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Mine's in my walk in closet. Doing well so far. Way less drama than having it in the living room the last few hatches. [​IMG]
  7. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Yes your bathroom should be ok, just keep a check on the humidity. May even help as trouble with the smaller incubator is getting the humidity up to 60%.
  8. feathersgalore

    feathersgalore Songster

    Sep 4, 2008
    Central Ohio
    I keep mine in the den. It's a quiet room and I walk by it often (helps since I hand turn my eggs).
  9. SGM

    SGM Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    Easley, SC
    Mine is in our spare bathroom where we do not shower. Its not fully installed yet and it is working really well so far.
  10. CK Chickadilly

    CK Chickadilly Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    West Michigan
    great info....thanks everyone!!!! [​IMG]

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