incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by I-LOVE-INCUBATORS, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. I-LOVE-INCUBATORS

    I-LOVE-INCUBATORS In the Brooder

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    in a homemade incubator do you have to put hardware wire at the bottom.
     

  2. bantyhen'sfriend

    bantyhen'sfriend Songster

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    It's personal preference, mostly. You make the bator, so you can decide. However, if your water trays are on the bottom, you will want the wire over it so the chicks don't fall in and drown, and if yor water and heat source are on one side, you should put up a wire partition to keep a chick from drowning or getting burned.
     
  3. I-LOVE-INCUBATORS

    I-LOVE-INCUBATORS In the Brooder

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    o okay thxs idk where to get hardware cloth at so idk.
     
  4. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    hardware store
     
  5. sgtmck1

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    I did in mine just because its an old chest frezor and the wire made the floor flat strait across. I also added another fan cause its so big and my hatch rate went from 50% up to about 90%. And the temp stays more consistent.
     
  6. I-LOVE-INCUBATORS

    I-LOVE-INCUBATORS In the Brooder

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    okay but mine is a small strafoam incubator so think i fan is fine
     

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