My cooler-bator

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ssbs, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. ssbs

    ssbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It cost a whole $11 for me to make, I had everything with the exception of the $8 thermostat and $3 dual computer fan. The light fixture came from a pepto pink mini-lamp that someone gave me.. I already had a 12 volt adapter in a junk drawer from a small water fountian. On the end away from the fan, thermostat and light I drilled two holes that film containers would fit into snugly. The end that didn't have a lid got it's end cut off, they are currently left open with the lids hanging but once we are in lock down they will be closed to up the humidity.. I drilled three 1/8" holes in the thermostat housing so I've only got .2 or .3 degree temp swings. I was keeping a tray of water in the bottom under the plant tray but found that the humidity was too high, a cup which has a smaller surface area works much better.
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    I used a piece of fiber board to keep direct light off the eggs
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  2. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
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    I like it! And the price, too!

    How many eggs does it hold?
     
  3. ssbs

    ssbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I space my eggs out until they don't touch, but if I didn't do that then it would hold about 100..

    It is doing good so far, I got 25 eggs off of Ebay.. In two different trays from the same person, one tray doesn't look as good as the other. More glowers, but I just accidently dropped an eggs while candling them.. I feel horrible because of the poor chick in it [​IMG]

    I'm already looking for more eggs that aren't half way across the country
     
  4. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop
    Looks neat!!! I had one just like that one but mine wasn't as good as yours! Hopefully they all hatch for you!
     
  5. lagpmgdsls

    lagpmgdsls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where are you located? I have plenty of eggs if your looking for more.

    Great incubator!
     
  6. ssbs

    ssbs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in VA..

    I'm looking for jumbo corturnix eggs, because my flock will be meat birds.

    I'm really happy with the incubator, it wasn't hard to make and the price was right.. I look forward to using it many many more times.
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Very Nice. I Would Try To Get The Humidity Up With More Water Surface Area And Leave The Vents Open If Possible--- Seen Alot Of Folks Suffer Asphixiation During Hatch... The Lil Boogers Are Burning 10 Times More Oxygen During Lockdown And Hatching Than Any Other Time. Hope It Gets The Job Done For You [​IMG]
     
  8. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:SHELLEYD IS JUST OVER IN CENTRAL KY..... THATS PRETTY CLOSE [​IMG]
     
  9. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:SHELLEYD IS JUST OVER IN CENTRAL KY..... THATS PRETTY CLOSE [​IMG]

    I got some eggs from shelley they made the trip well
     
  10. lagpmgdsls

    lagpmgdsls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in CT...if your interested send me a PM.
     

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