incubator prep

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by fallenweeble, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 4, 2007
    the fella who is sending me some eggs said this:
    You will want to start your incubator up and put jelly packs in it or quart zip bags of water so that there will not be a need to adjust temp.

    what are jelly packs? does anyone know? this seems like a very good idea - because you don't want the temp to drop at any time during incubation correct?
    does anyone do this and can you give a few details about what you do?

    (i.e. "i fill two sandwich sized zips with water and place them in the center of the bator" - something specific like this)

  2. tiffanyh

    tiffanyh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Those are those things you get at restuarants (sp). They are usually by the salt and pepper and ketchup. I dont do anything like that. It seems as if when you put the eggs in you will still have a drop since they wibe cooler than the bator temps.....

    ..but I could be wrong.
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    Hi, I think the temps in the bator stay more stable if you put some water filled stuff in there, like plastic bags, I use empty small soda bottles filled with water, some use water wigglers, etc. Much less temp fluxuation.
  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I used small plastic water bottles, refilled with tap water in mine.

    The technical term is a 'heat sink'. Since the water cools and warms slower than the air, it helps to keep temp fluctations in a more narrow range.
  5. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 4, 2007
    thanks ya'll!
    i had this silly vision of jelly packs being special-made egg-shaped packs of "jelly" substance used specifically for this purpose.


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