Incubators and wood heated homes

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FarmTillURdead, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. FarmTillURdead

    FarmTillURdead Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone help? I need to incubate eggs in my house but we have wood heat. The ambient room tempature can vary by 20 degrees any given day. I purchased a little giant and found that with the wood heat variances in the house I could not get a steady temp. They ranged from 96 to 101 with a good digital thermometer.
    Does anyone know of an incubator that will work with the crazy room temps? RIght now our plans are to build one, insulate it better and use a fan. But I am going to lose turkey chicks in the mean times as eggs sit to long.
    If you have wood heat or incubate in a barn what works for you? I'd like to do up to 50 eggs at a time.
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Try putting it in a largish box farthest from the heat source. There will probably be less fluctuation there.
     

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