Little chick floating in shell.(pic heavy)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hiddenmagnolia, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. hiddenmagnolia

    hiddenmagnolia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope that this works and will download. Click on egg and it takes you to my photo bucket. it is a short video I did of an egg in my bator.

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    Here are some pic of the bator that my DH and I built. It took us two weekends because I wanted to stain and put some finish coats on it to seal it against moisture. Then I made the trays and we let it set to cure the finish. I did not want fumes from the finish to mess up the eggs.

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    Outside of bator

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    door locks

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    fan and heater

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    hatching trays on bottom turning trays on top

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    egg cartons in incubator rotating trays. I can put in 180 eggs at a time if I had them. That will come in handy when I have more chicken or do staggered hatches.
     
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  2. Harley's girl

    Harley's girl Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

    Now when were you coming to build mine?! [​IMG]
     
  3. MrsCountryChick

    MrsCountryChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just curious... what do your hatching trays rotate with? Are the coils what heat the incubator?
     
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet [​IMG] Great job!!

    I need to refinish my redwood bator.
     
  5. hiddenmagnolia

    hiddenmagnolia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Harley's girl :

    [​IMG] AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

    Now when were you coming to build mine?! [​IMG]

    Can't afford the gas to ohio [​IMG]
     
  6. hiddenmagnolia

    hiddenmagnolia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:The trays are on a frame that has a bolt in the middle that attaches it to the wall. When it is time to rotate we just push tray up or down. It only takes a second to do. The coils are what heats the bator. There is a bathroom vent fan behind it to circulate the warm air.
     
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  7. hiddenmagnolia

    hiddenmagnolia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks DH and I had lots of fun building it.
     
  8. bearz

    bearz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that is really impressive. I'm going to have to show my DH...he's really handy.
     
  9. hiddenmagnolia

    hiddenmagnolia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The hardest part was making sure that every cut was square so that it would all fit together. We used new material because I wanted it to look nice in my house and did not want to worry about had come in contact with the material. Got a sheet metal store to make some L shaped stripes then I cut them to length and shaped the tray. It was a lot of fun to make.
     

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