Picked Up a LG Still Air for $2.00 today

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Eggcellent, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. Eggcellent

    Eggcellent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love living out "in the country" now. I stopped at a garage sale today and bought a LG 9200 incubator for 2 bucks! The lady said she only used it once to hatch some quail eggs and it worked well.

    Now I gotta modify it for forced air and build a turner... Or would it be better to use it as a hatcher so I can put more eggs in my DIY incubator? Hmmmmmmmm the possibilities.
     
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Wow. Can't beat that!
     
  3. Eggcellent

    Eggcellent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It would have been better if I found it before spending half a day building a incubator but I REALLY can't complain about the price. [​IMG]
     
  4. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am feeling very generous today so I was thinking I would let you double your money and Id give you $4 for it

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  5. Eggcellent

    Eggcellent Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks for the very generous offer. I am kind of greedy and I need to at least make 110% profit though [​IMG]
     
  6. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's what i have, and from reading, a lot of people think they're not that great. i'll see how it goes...

    i would say why not keep that one for lock down.. pop the eggs in there when it's time, clean out the bator and start again.. saves a few days.. lol... get those chickies rolling out faster....
     
  7. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Whether you decide to use it for an incubator or a hatcher, I think you should put in a fan to get good air/humidity/heat circulation.

    I am doing this with an extra "still-air" incubator that I have. I am using an old computer fan that I had in my "scrap pile".

    (Installing the "fan-kit" from Little Giant would be a lot easier. [​IMG] It's probably available at your local Farm Supply/Feed Store.)

    -Junkmanme- [​IMG]
     
  8. MIKE555444

    MIKE555444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is what I did with my fan from a puter.

    I found an old power supply from a rechargeable phone.

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  9. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

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    Great deal!!!!!
     
  10. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mike555444, and ALL,

    Coincidentally, the 12 volt adapter that I am using with the computer fan is ALSO from an old rechargeable phone! [​IMG]

    I am mounting the fan in the same area where the Little Giant fan goes (must be offset from styrofoam for air circulation.) I also will be building an "air-deflector" today to keep the computer fan from blowing directly upon the eggs.
    I don't want the fan to draw moisture OUT of the eggs! [​IMG]

    Because of the "offset", the computer fan will be closer to the eggs.

    I plan to use this unit as a "hatcher". My other Little Giant has an egg-turner and will be used as the primary incubator. [​IMG]

    -Junkmanme- [​IMG]
     

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