Newbie Has Dumb Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Henny_Penny, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. Henny_Penny

    Henny_Penny In the Brooder

    Aug 12, 2008
    We breed horses and although I am not the one using the equipment...we have an incubator that is used during breeding season. It is idle right now though. It is a Sheldon Incubator Model 1510. It is a cabinet model. My dumb question is...what is the difference in this incubator and the ones used for poultry? I know that it will maintain a very tight accuracy on the temperature...probably more than needed for eggs but would we be able to use??? Man...I hate being ignorant but could not locate any info to answer the question and do not have user guide for my incubator.

    Thanks for any help.[​IMG]
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    as long as you can keep a constant temp and humidity it will work
  3. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    Just make sure there is some means for ventilation, eggs do need a fresh air supply. If there is no set up for humidity you can use containers of water, make sure they are tall enough so hatching chicks cannot get to inside. Other than that any container will serve as an incubator, Air, Humidity and constant Heat is all that is necessary. Good Luck

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