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My new to me free incubator, I hope I can hatch chicks in this kind.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by willowcol, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    My husband has a friend who was doing work on the Sara Lee plant in town. They were throwing out some industrial incubators and he got me one. It was so sweet Last sat. morning my husband got a call from him to come to his house. When he came home he was smiling so big and he said "you are going to love Bill now. He took me outside and this was on his truck. They had 4 they were throwing in the trash, I wish he had called I would have told him to take all 4 not just 1.

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    Its called a Gallenkamp plus incubator, its not for hatching eggs but I am hoping it will work. I can't find really any information about them, but it does have a fan and it draws in air and has a hole in the top for air to get out. I have had it plugged in for 24 hours and its holding temps really good. It has a clear door inside the main door so heat doesn't get out if I want to peak inside. Its really big, as tall as my couch. Anyone ever use a indust. incubator. It should work right?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Go back, FIND THE OTHER FOUR!
     
  3. Terri

    Terri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tell me where the dumpster is so i can go dumpster diving
     
  4. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Wish I could, you can't even get into the parking lot at the Sara Lee plant without permission. He was doing electrial work that day and I was very lucky. Do you think it will work to hatch eggs in, do you know what they are really used for? I can't figure out what Sara Lee needed them for, I mean they make cakes?
     
  5. Terri

    Terri Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bantams eggs the best for baking
     
  6. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Nobody has ever used this kind of incubator for eggs? anyone so I will feel better about putting all 80 eggs I bought in it, lol.
     
  7. Catalina

    Catalina Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2007
    Minnesota
    Did they use it for incubating yeast?

    People use modified refrigerators, so if it holds a temp. it should work!

    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  8. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    Oh, I think that should totally work. Get a hygrometer and play around with containers of water to get the humidity right. If you want to you can also get some automatic egg turners to put in. It's not necessary, but it would be nice!

    You totally lucked out, that was a great find. [​IMG] Your DH should get major Big Dividends for that one.
     
  9. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Just a update, I have my first chicks pipping in the new bator today. Its day 19 and 6 pips yeah!! It works great!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Cool!
    Keep us updated!
     

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