my "new" incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dave3877, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. dave3877

    dave3877 Songster

    Sep 16, 2007
    crockett, texas
    hi everybody i just wanted to write a blurb about my newest acquisition. i was visiting my uncle the other day (who on a side note used to raise emus turkeys and chickens). anyways i was talking with him about my problems with my latest incubator. i have since fixed the problems with the newest incubator but while i was there yakking away about birds my uncle gave me an incubator he has had for 20 years but only used once. he got it from a friend of his down in houston. its a leahy manufacturing cabinet incubator. not sure what the model # is but its label says favorite incubator. i looked them up and the company went out of business over 30 years ago which means my incubator is older than i am but i love it. all i had to do was put some 3 in 1 oil for the fan motor do a little bit of cleani9ng the cobwebs and all the shell pieces in it (lets me know it succeeded at some point lol). i also replaced the main power cord with a fairly new extension cord end that had crapped out on me. the seal strip around it i also replaced with some door and window strip. its looking great. i have it running now and im trying to get the temperature set and its controls are a lot trickier than my old gqf . oh asa bonus he also gave me these trays he made for his emu eggs and they actually hold my turkey eggs well and i think i might use them. anyone out there got one of these older style incubators. id love to pick your brain.

  2. willowcol

    willowcol Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Wow thats great!!! I bet you will have some great hatches in that. Got to love family!!
  3. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Songster

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    Wow, that's so neat - I love the look of it. Congratulations and good luck!

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