Setting the setting on my new home made bator. See pics.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sgray136, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. sgray136

    sgray136 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a photo of an egg candler that I put together using a new gallon paint can, a wall mount light socket, a 200 watt florescent bulb to keep the heat down and a toilet bowl plunger cup with the top cut off. It works great.
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    This is my home made incubator that I fashioned after one Miss Prissy designed. I am in the process of balancing out the temp and humidity. The one thing I have to find out though is where is the best place to install the vent holes and how many? I have four wine bottle corks that I purchased from Hobby Lobby.
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    Thanks again Miss Prissy:)
     
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  2. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good job. Looks cool to me!![​IMG]
     
  3. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great job!


    Yeah, balancing temp/humid still drives me crazy on mine. Actually, the humid isn't too bad, but sometimes I get temp spikes (thankfully they are usually of the small 102 variety) that I just don't understand.

    Great idea on the candler!
     
  4. sgray136

    sgray136 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I needed the affirmation. I also have an automatic egg turner that I have adapted so it fits perfecto. I just put my RR roo in with my Orpinton hens and hope to have some really fertile eggs by the time I get this thing set.[​IMG]
     
  5. Gonzo the Great

    Gonzo the Great Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet setup, sgray136. Really inspiring. I think the whole 'show us your coop' should also extend to the homemade bators. Great stuff. I am debating on a bator myself...spend the time to get some eggs to hatch or wait for the feed stores?[​IMG]
     
  6. sgray136

    sgray136 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We take in foster children. Most of them are city kids who really get a kick out of watching the animals. We hope this will add to their experiences. We don't know if they will eat eggs afterward???[​IMG]
     
  7. skeeter

    skeeter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey Gonzo,I cant tell you what a difference there is between hatching and buying day olds,I think everyone should hatch at least once,the greatest sound in the world is to hear the peep peep while the chicks are still in the eggs,at least it is for me and now all I want to do is hatch chicks
     
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  8. sgray136

    sgray136 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wear hearing aids so I'll probably have all the abled hearing people in the house do the enjoying until them critters become visual.[​IMG]
     

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