Pic of Homemade Hatcher with chick pipping

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jimnjay, Apr 8, 2007.

  1. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    This is a pic of my nice little homemade hatcher. Very simple, a light bulb, Styrofoam Box, Welded Wire Rack and a dimmer switch. I use a flat dish of water and keep the sponge wet from vent holes in top. I use a straw. You can see humidity is 65 but this particular unit is off by 9 % and I have it marked.

    As I am typing this little one is just about to make a great escape. He has finished unzipping the shell and is pushing just about ready to emerge. Lets hope tomorrow will bring a few more of these eggs to this point. So far I don't see any more pips. It is only day 20 however.

  2. Llysse

    Llysse Songster

    Mar 11, 2007

    Hooray! How exciting![​IMG]

    What breed are these, again Jimnjay? I wish my little buggers would unzip a little more, but all they're doing is peeking out. I'm hoping they'll be waiting for me tomorrow morning... [​IMG]
  3. SunChick

    SunChick Songster

    Feb 23, 2007
    Bel Air, Maryland
    oooh its so exciting! keep the pics coming!

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