Pics of our homemade incubator and a question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MuskokaChick, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls and I put this together today. We are going to put 6 Silkie eggs in there on Thursday, right now just playing with temp and humidity

    Is there a certain temp and humidity for Silkie Eggs?

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  2. moondog425

    moondog425 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good. Did you put anything under the rocks or will they get warm enough to melt the styrofoam. I think i will have to try this type bator my self !!!!![​IMG]
     
  3. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hmmm no I didn't...should I put a bit of water? or a towel?
     
  4. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It has been sitting at 99.5/65% for a couple of hours now...and I am keeping an eye on the rocks...I kind of don't think they will get that hot to melt the styrofoam...but I don't know that for sure.
     
  5. moondog425

    moondog425 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Let it heat up for a while and check them, I was just curious becouse I want a bator and I think I could afford to build one like this. Did'nt mean to worry you.[​IMG]
     
  6. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL no worries...first time doing this.

    I missed out on an incubator (holds up to 100 eggs) for $100.00. I don't need one that holds that much. Then I started looking at buying new....and my daughters and I decided to try homemade. I will have 6 eggs and my hen will have her own to sit on...

    I thought this was the easiest to make for me, and the total cost was $40.00 and then I got confused on the dimmer switch and had to get hubby to help me with that....I like that I can alter the temp with the dimmer.
     
  7. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW looks good!! I also made one out of styrofoam, used a water heater as my thermostat, and so far so good. am also attempting to hatch 11 silkies my first try!!
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  8. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh that's so exciting!

    My hen has 4 eggs right now, I took two today when she was off eating...now I just want to take all her eggs and put them in...LOL

    I have the room for 6 chicks, but not sure what to do if I get boys (?????) Haven't thought that far yet [​IMG]

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  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    These are awesome incubators. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  10. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:lol your using candy thermometers, i have done that (alot)
     

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