It went down in a blazing ring of fire.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Subirdban Farm, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. Subirdban Farm

    Subirdban Farm In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2007
    Hanover PA
    I dug out the incubator this morning to get it ready for the eggs. I plugged it in, turned it on and walked away for a few minutes. When I walked back into the kitchen the darn thing was smoldering and the styraphome (sp?) was melting. [​IMG] I called Bowmans and ordered a new one. It will be here Monday.

    I have the worse case of chick fever EVER!! I think it's b/c I didn't hatch last year and now I have a four year old to enjoy it with me. I just can't wait. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. Nu2Chicks

    Nu2Chicks In the Brooder

    Feb 29, 2008
    Palm Springs
    Bummer on the incubator. [​IMG] What are you going to be incubating? Let us know
    when you start the new eggs.

  3. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    OMG....That is so scary! [​IMG] I guess you are lucky that it didn't burn the house down. What model incubator was it and how old was it? I've got an old Brower that belonged to my husband's grandpa plugged in right now. Because it was so old I was scared to even plug it up and test it out. My DH was just saying that he hopes I don't burn the house down.
  4. hencackle

    hencackle Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Telford, TN
    You're lucky you were there before anything worse happened. Whew![​IMG]
  5. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Oh my! I'm glad it was only the bator to go!
  6. Subirdban Farm

    Subirdban Farm In the Brooder

    Apr 17, 2007
    Hanover PA
    It was a Little Giant and it was VERY old. I got it second hand five years ago so god know how old it really is.

    I want to hatch some of my Yokohama eggs and some EE.
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2008

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