Table top incubators safe for chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hunsbergerchick, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. hunsbergerchick

    hunsbergerchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I might be an over protective mama but I have to ask. Is it possible for the babies once hatched to burn their little heads on the heating coil thing?
     
  2. DraigAthar

    DraigAthar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What brand/model incubator do you have?
     
  3. hunsbergerchick

    hunsbergerchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure the brand but its a table top styrofoam thing with two view windows and a heating coil that runs around the top.
     
  4. DraigAthar

    DraigAthar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably a Hovabator or something similar to it, then. I've never heard of chicks getting burned by them (I don't think the coils get overly hot), but I've never used one myself so I can't speak from personal experience.
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    The coil is only 40 watts so isn't very hot.
     
  6. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have burns my arm on the coil for an LG, so they do get hot. The chicks just seem to duck down and keep away from them, I did have runner ducklings burn their head fluff off on it though.
     
  7. hunsbergerchick

    hunsbergerchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok thanks. That's good to know. So even if they do touch it its not gonna hurt them too badly. Thanks all!
     
  8. ChickenCanoe

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    I bet if they get burned, they'll stay away from it.
    Healthy chicks are very tough critters.
     
  9. ozexpat

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    hovabators are taller than the farm innovators and lg. but i have both and no fried chick heads
     
  10. ducksarecool12

    ducksarecool12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't think hovabators have coils. I use a hovabator and it doesn't have a coil. I think your thinking about a little giant.
     

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