my new incubator

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ChickenChaps, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. ChickenChaps

    ChickenChaps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cant wait to try it out! My BF made it for me.

    Used wine cooler on craigslist for $70.
    GQF 3255 Deluxe Multi-Turn Electronic Thermostat with plug $81
    GQF 3015--225 Watt Heat Element w/ wire lead attached and 6 porcelain insulators $18
    Miscellaneous electrical connectors and switch (for two lights), casters, $25

    Comes to $194

    GQF's lowest cost cabinet Bator is $592 and it does not have the Digital Thermostat. It has a wafer one.

    I have one egg turner with the quail trays. I need to get one or two more. [​IMG]
    The shelves pull out easily.

    Room at the very bottom for water trays.
    Next to the bottom space for a hatcher box too!

    Waiting for my jumbos to get mature and then start collecting their eggs! Can you tell I am excited? [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    looks awesome
     
  3. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Nice! Now lets see some hatching!
     
  4. chetrw

    chetrw Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks amazing.
     
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice job!!! But its empty!!LOL.
     
  6. ChickenChaps

    ChickenChaps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!!! I cant wait to try it! But I have to wait another week for my babies (9 days old now) to get a little bigger. Then I can do the quail shuffle. lol Butcher 55. Move the now 4 and half weeks old over to other pen. Move babies to their pen. Then move jumbos to the baby cage. THEN, I can start collecting eggs. [​IMG] It will be a few weeks before I can try it.

    The fan is behind the heat strip things so it will circulate the heat well. We did some test runs of it and it didnt budge off 99.5! [​IMG] And its so nice and quiet!

    I just had the FL Fish and Wildlife inspector here, he just now left. Ill be getting my Game bird farm license! YES!!! [​IMG]
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    too bad its monday, its time to celebrate! [​IMG]
     
  7. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's five o clock somewhere!!!
     
  8. ChickenChaps

    ChickenChaps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I like the way you think! [​IMG]
     
  9. Missi

    Missi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Now that is GORGEOUS!![​IMG]
     
  10. quailmale

    quailmale Chillin' With My Peeps

    Chickenchaps I just sent you an email, thanks
     

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