Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicknick, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. chicknick

    chicknick New Egg

    Jan 15, 2010
    Just need a little help with my homemade incubator.

    Just where is everyone buying these wonderful thermostats? Whether it be hot water heater or wafer. Thanks a lot

    Also, I'm located in NYC.
  2. deek248

    deek248 Chillin' With My Peeps

  3. abooth

    abooth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm using one called a Zilla thermostat. It is designed for reptile terrariums. I used to use a hot water heater one but the Zilla is so much better. Not such a huge temp swing. And it's so easy you don't need to know anything about electrical wiring because it has a plug right on it that you can just plug your heat source into. I love it! I got it at petsmart or petco online. It cost about $43 but I think it's worth it. I had so many below average hatches before I was desperate to up my chances. But I am on my first hatch with this thermostat. Time will tell. My candled eggs look good.
  4. thechickonthehill

    thechickonthehill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2009
    Sadieville, KY
    I have ordered a Zoo Med ReptTemp 500R Thermostat Remote Sensor for Reptiles ($23 from Amazon). No wiring, just plug your heat source in to it. Also, it attaches to the outside of your incubator (has a 6' sensor cord) so you don't have to open the incubator to adjust temp. I tried the water heater thermostat but got tired of having to open the incubator and adjust the temp 10 times a day.
  5. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

    Jun 1, 2009
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2010

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by