New homemade incubator! DUW!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kentucky~Momma, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. Kentucky~Momma

    Kentucky~Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, dh built us another incubator, which as of this past Saturday is FULL!!! Here are the pics! (Oh, and holding completely steady without adding water for 2 weeks!)

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  2. Cheryl

    Cheryl Chillin' With My Peeps

    So instead of having to add water, you put in a chick waterer? What a neat idea!
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My goodness look at that! LOL Doing it yourself is rewarding, isn't it? Good job!
     
  4. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is awesome how did you do it I tried to make one ( made 3 ) and not a one worked
     
  5. Kentucky~Momma

    Kentucky~Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DH made it, he spent a week or more thinking and drawing and figuring out what is going where, how to put in the automatic turner, and can we expand and add another turner if we want..... so on and so forth. I do know that he painted the wood on the inside so it won't just absorb all the water, and then he added the foam board to also help with water/heat loss. I complained about no window, so he added some plexiglass and duct taped that in LOL. Another wonderful use for duct tape.

    And with the chick waterer, it is all about the surface area, he had 3 different ones he could use, all different sizes that would have different surface area, and that is what determines the humidity. Luckily enough, the first one he chose worked so he didn't have to try the others.
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Great job!...now get some eggs in there and test it out!...LOL
     
  7. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well how cool is that? Wish I had the nerve to try hatching eggs.
     
  8. Kentucky~Momma

    Kentucky~Momma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That incubator is already full! We are getting ready to fill our LG this week!
     
  9. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awesome !!! I have a glass "window" duct taped to one of my homemade foam bators...lol

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  10. marcuscarr

    marcuscarr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DOH!!!!!

    A chick waterer!...That is brilliant.

    I am doing that next time.
     

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