My home made bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Granny Hoffman, Nov 14, 2010.

  1. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I scoured a lot of threads and this is what I came up with. I didn't have access to a styrofoam cooler, so I built my own box. So far it is holding a good temp with not much variation, I just have to work on the humidity level. The egg cartons are hot glued to pvc pipe and I can turn them from the outside. They are removable, so during hatch there will be plenty of room for the eggs to lay on the hardware cloth. I have 2 vent holes on each side, empty pill bottles with the bottom cut off and glued to the box. I also have a tube running from the outside for the water pan that I can fill without lifting the top.
    What do you think? Did I miss anything? If everything holds good I plan on setting eggs tomorrow night.

    Thanks for looking.

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  2. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good, I think your on your way to success, I don't run any water until the 18th day & then up it to about 65% & hold on for the long ride of WAIT, good luck.
     
  3. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't see your thermostat, what kinda thermostat are you running?
     
  4. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like it and think it will work great keep us posted.
     
  5. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am using a hot water heater thermostat. It's hanging right next to the bulb in the little wire cage.
     
  6. tmoore8595

    tmoore8595 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may want to move the thermostat away from the heat source..
     
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  7. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Quote:Nope that's the best place for a hot water thermostat.
     
  8. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks to rebelcowboysnb, that is the only place that I could find to put it that would stabilize the temperature.
     

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