Running incubator, how long?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by farrier!, Sep 24, 2009.

  1. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    I seem to keep using both my styrofoam incubators almost nonstop. They are getting short breaks for cleaning and that is about it.
    How long can I expect them to work before I need to replace parts? Months? a year or more.... [​IMG]
    years???? [​IMG]

    The turning with a new motor is helpful too but not in as much use but that could change shortly to full time also.
     
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Not sure but I would also like to know answers on this. I may be running mine a lot starting this next spring.
     
  3. farrier!

    farrier! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    If I get a 3rd incubator as a back up I will just end up filling it too...[​IMG]
    I really want a cabinet bator.....
    oh well
     
  4. Elliemaeburt

    Elliemaeburt Out Of The Brooder

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    yeah so do I. I am thinking about making my own. I like the way one is shown on here. The water is in a pan at the top along with the heating element.
     
  5. Yard full o' rocks

    Yard full o' rocks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    farrier! :

    If I get a 3rd incubator as a back up I will just end up filling it too...[​IMG]
    I really want a cabinet bator.....
    oh well

    I just got one(cabinet) from a gentleman in WV....holds up to 150 eggs!! 2 Trays with auto-turner. Took me a bit to "tweak it" to the right temps(I added a computer fan to get the 2 trays more consistent in temp)....but I have 90 eggs in there now. Gonna be using my stryofoam bators as hatchers only since I will be able to "stagger hatches" using the big bator.

    Cost was about $200 I think. Its nothing fancy like the big GQFs, etc, but seems to work well

    PM me if interested and I will look up his info for you​
     

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