My new Miss Prissy Chic Cadillac bator (that's a mouthful!) With PICS!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Presenting my new Cadillac Incubator....

    Two viewing windows, each double insulated; double decker wire egg shelves; Front viewing window that opens and allows me to turn eggs without lifting the lid and losing a bunch of moisture and temp; heated with a 60 watt bulb and dimmer; computer fan; ventilation holes on each side at top and bottom (I can plug them with corks); clear tubing into water dish from outside that I fill with a syringe.


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  2. newnanchic

    newnanchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    COOL !!!!!!
     
  3. Dilly

    Dilly Cooped Up

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    That looks really nice. Hope it gives you many good hatches.

    Dilly
     
  4. TheKidAndDame

    TheKidAndDame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where did you get your fan? I am going to make Eric make me one of these on his day off. [​IMG]
     
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    LOL I need to do this later in the summer it will be my project [​IMG]
     
  6. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Alison,
    I got two of them off Ebay for about $1.00 each. If you can find and old CPU you can just take one out. You wire it up to a 12 V (very important...won't work on less) adapter.
     
  7. TheKidAndDame

    TheKidAndDame Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Alison,
    I got two of them off Ebay for about $1.00 each. If you can find and old CPU you can just take one out. You wire it up to a 12 V (very important...won't work on less) adapter.

    Ooh. I totally forgot that I have an old desktop lying around here that was waiting to meet its maker. Perfect!
     
  8. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, it has been on 24 hours now and I've only made 2-3 tiny adjustments to the dimmer to keep the temp right at 100.

    One thing I battled was wild temp swings in my previous Miss Prissy bator. I think it was because I used a plain styrofoam chest...pretty large...and only 1 glass on top. I think the styrofoam used in commercial bators is denser and thicker and can hold temps more steady.

    At any rate, here's hoping this one will be a bit more reliable. I have 3 frizzle cochin eggs in it now on day 21 today and have 36 more various eggs in another bator to change over to the new one in a few days.
     
  9. goatkeepers

    goatkeepers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, its neat looking. Did you use one of those plastic coolers? Good idea! I have the same problem with my styrofoam bator- large temp swings. Of course now, the last few days they have been stable, but I think it's too late- day 23 here. [​IMG]
     
  10. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I know...I'm so sorry...I've been keeping up with your thread. I responded about opening the eggs. But you might want to wait just one more day.

    It's a rubbermaid cooler. Four 8X10 pieces of glass from old frames and 1 5X7 piece...and LOTS of duct tape.
     

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