Look What I Found on Craigslist!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nuclear Chickens, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. Nuclear Chickens

    Nuclear Chickens Bird Mechanic

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    Look what I found on Craigslist today! Anyone like to guess what it will be in it's next life? One hint. It is NOT an original idea. The original idea came from ChrystalGail's page. I only paid $25.00 for it. It even works, for now Hint..hint. When I told my wife what I was going to do with it she said "Your going to do WHAT? That can't work." Well maybe so but it will be fun trying. [​IMG]
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  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    Be sure to post pictures of the results.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Great looking new incubator.

    Need some marans eggs?
     
  4. Nuclear Chickens

    Nuclear Chickens Bird Mechanic

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    I'll keep you posted. I love scrounging parts. Mahonri, I'll let you know when I am ready for those eggs. LOL. Mine arn't even laying yet and I'm already looking toward Incubating. I can see this hobby getting away from me real fast. If my wife ask..... I'm blaiming you people! [​IMG]
     
  5. fl_deb

    fl_deb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. I accept full responsibility.......but not the blame.
     
  6. Nuclear Chickens

    Nuclear Chickens Bird Mechanic

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    Made some progress on the incubator today. Wired in the lamp kit, installed the computer circulating fan, and built the shelves. I built 3 shelves like ChrystalGail did but when I went to install the third one I didn't like how close to the bulb the lower shelf was. Even with the circulating fan I figured there would be a hot spot on the lowest shelf so I left it out. "Better to do a few things well than a lot of things badly". Plus I wanted room for the water bowls on the back ledge. I suspect that my wine cooler is shorter than ChrystalGail's. She has been a great help with advise during the build process. Very gracious in answering my questions. Still waiting on Amazon.com to deliver the Thermostate that ChrystalGail recommended on her page. It was only $29.00 shipping included. I removed the compressor in the back so I can stow all my wiring plugs and thermostate in it's place. I want it to look as much like origanal when I am done and I have little hands in the house that just love to turn knobs and flip switches. When I get that installed I'll post pictures of the back side of it. Thanks ChrystalGail for your eggspert advise.

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  7. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Now you just need some Marans eggs, Olive Egger eggs, and Ameraucana or Araucana eggs to go in there. [​IMG]

    That really is a great deal though, and I hope it all works out!
     
  8. Harlequin

    Harlequin Out Of The Brooder

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    i just cant believe you used a pci slot cooler fan instead of a normal plain 80mm case fan. good deals on craigslist [​IMG] incubator looks cool
     
  9. Nuclear Chickens

    Nuclear Chickens Bird Mechanic

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    Made some more progress last night. I got the thermostat from Amazon.com yesterday and wired it in last night. I positioned the sensor in between the shelves to get a good reading at egg level. Also I mounted my surge protector and controls in the place where the compressor was. I put it there to keep little hands from changing the settings. Also I want to keep it looking original since I plan to keep it in the living room. Another Item I added differant from ChrystalGail's is casters. So if I do need to make fine adjustments to the settings I can just roll it out to get access to controls. Mine also has a light that is controled from the switch just above the door. I stopped off at PetsMart and got a Thermo/Hydrometer. I plan to plug it in tonight and see how it does holding temp and humidity. Also I am going to run it for a while empty to see if I can Identify work the bugs out.

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  10. chillmiller

    chillmiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when can i come by and see that thing in person ( im also in tonopah)


    and ya gonna let me throw some of my eggys in there till i get my bator up and runnin XD
     
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