Just finished the Buckeye Incubator re-build

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tabasco Jack, May 25, 2017.

  1. Tabasco Jack

    Tabasco Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    That's a sweet looking incubator. I can't wait to see how well it does for you! I am a believer in the warm water heat over dry forced air.

    Does this one have a nursery tray?
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    That's awesome. I agree, it'll be cool to see how well you do with it.
     
  4. Tabasco Jack

    Tabasco Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure what a nursery tray is. There was a smaller tray inside it. It's probably 6" x 10" and has a screen bottom.
     
  5. WalnutHill

    WalnutHill Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    A nursery tray sits below the egg tray and allows the hatched chicks to scramble off the eggs and drop below until they are removed from the incubator.
     
  6. Tabasco Jack

    Tabasco Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now I understand what you're talking about. No, there's only about 1.25" below the hatching tray and the burlap covered frame was in the bottom.
     
  7. wynn4578

    wynn4578 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely amazing. I saw one of these a couple of years ago for sale on Craigslist but the guy wasn't sure what it was missing. I still kick myself for passing on it. Is this one kerosene?
     
  8. Tabasco Jack

    Tabasco Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a kerosene heater but I'm not using the kerosene.
     
  9. Tabasco Jack

    Tabasco Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had it running for 24 hours inside the house and the temperature won't go above 95 degrees. Guess I've got to figure out another method for the heater.
     
  10. wynn4578

    wynn4578 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    After reading this thread I went back and read the build thread that you posted. Great work. It may inspire me to try to replicate one of these this winter. It won't be as good as yours ( nothing beats the real deal) but I think it would be a fun build.
     

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