incubator prep

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

  1. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Songster

    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 Songster

    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

    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 Songster

    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 Songster

    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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