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The bator is almost ready! Now we just have to wait. *2nd try!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 77horses, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    Hey guys!
    Well, the homemade Styro-Bator is about finished! Today, I bought a temperature digital meter with a probe, and a humidity meter. I got them both at PETCO for $13.
    I also got a pic frame from mom for Christmas for the bator's window! yay! Now all i have to do is add these last things and it's good to go. i will be testing it this Spring. [​IMG] [​IMG] Can't wait!
    So around.....March or June we will be started up the bator and collecting eggs from our hens to hatch!(Red Stars X RIR, and Buff Orpington X Splash Cochin) should be interesting to see what type of chicks we get. [​IMG]
    Just wanted to update you guys on the bator; I will post pics of it hopefully next week!
    Thanks for reading!
    -77horses [​IMG]

    P.S. I am going to make a homemade water wiggler also, by using a Ziplock bag, filling it with water, folding it over, and sticking the probe into the fold. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2008
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

    May 11, 2008
    Howell Michigan
    Keep us posted and take lots of pictures.
  3. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Quote:edited to say. changed my mind. LOL
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2008
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008

    Cant wait to see how things go, I hope better than last time [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] ( I cant deal with that kind of let down again )

  5. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    Before you put any eggs in the great sounding bator, do 3 or 4 dry runs. By this I mean, put a lot of zip lock bags of water in the bator and let it heat up. Test the humidity and the temperture for a week. By doing this you will see how the bator holds the humidity and temp when it is full. The bags replace the eggs. Over the tests you will be able to see any little quirks the bator might have. Good luck and hatch a bunch. Don't know what you did with the other bator, but try using it for a hatcher.
  6. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    Quote:Thanks! that's a great idea!!!
    well i kinda threw the other "bator" away. [​IMG] It wouldn't have made a good hatcher or bator anyway! It was small and when i started building it, i didn't have really a good clue of what i was doing; just wanted to hatch out my own eggs!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] LOL but i think i may try hatching without using a hatcher at first. i don't see why i couldn't just hatch in the bator, too. [​IMG] [​IMG]
    swtangle321- lol ya last time was a little disappointing, but I'm ready to try again! Tomorrow im going to dad's house, so I will bring all the stuff with me to put in the bator. [​IMG] Can't wait! [​IMG]
  7. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Did you ask Santa for a bator this year ??
  8. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    No because i already had one made! [​IMG]
  9. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Good point [​IMG] But then you would of had 2 [​IMG]
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY

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