think this would make a good bator???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by vkp23, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. vkp23

    vkp23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2009
    My house
  2. solarquail

    solarquail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2009
    yea looks good to me but im no expert
  3. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Very nice, not sure I would make a bator is sooo Beautiful!
  4. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    sure! slap some clear doors on there, add some insulation, a bulb & thermostat and maybe a turner then you're set to go! given that the thermometer is accurate and everything works you'll surely hatch something up! [​IMG]
  5. very nice cabinet .I think with a lil work it would make an Awesome bator !!!

    If you get it and when you get it done would like to see pics .

  6. vkp23

    vkp23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2009
    My house
    Just gotta talk the hubby into letting me get it as a Christmas gift instead of what ever he was thinking of getting. I would much rather put the money into a better bator than what I've got.
  7. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    I'd go for it.
  8. Suechick

    Suechick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 27, 2009
    Carlsbad, CA
    Make sure it's deep enough, 12 inches might be too shallow to put a good turner in. I think you should have at least 24 inches.
  9. vkp23

    vkp23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2009
    My house
    Well I really need to either build a better bator or fix up the one I've got. Any ideas and pics of bators you guys have built on the cheap?
  10. muddstopper

    muddstopper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2008
    Murphy NC
    I would buy it even if I didnt turn it into an incubator. Solid wood and only needs a fan and heater. That thing is pretty close to me so I assume you are to. If you buy it, let me know and give me some measurements and I can build you the turner trays for it, complete with motor controller and thermostat. Might even have a few spare heaters and fans laying around.

    One warning about the solid wood. when applying heat and humidity, it can crack and warp. You will need to seal the inside with a good marine varnish. You can buy a quart at lowes or homedepot and apply several coats.

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