Toaster oven incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jruner, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. jruner

    jruner In the Brooder

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    Has anyone done this successfully? I found a toastmaster oven with a tray in the bottom for the water. Has top burner and a wire rack for the eggs. The door has a full width half inch gap to let air through. Does it need some holes in the top for ventilation? I can get humidity as high as seventy five percent.

    Thanks,

    John Runer
     
  2. Bandana

    Bandana Songster

    Is it a model that has a bottom that drops out to dump crumbs, etc? If it is, the doors on those things aren't air tight and I think you would get natural convection ventilation. Have you been able to stabilize the temps?
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    After seeing the frying pan work, I would say yes you could.
     
  4. jruner

    jruner In the Brooder

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    I can regulate temperature. This is a reversible broiler/toaster, is it best to have the burner above or below the eggs? If the burner is below it will be heating the water tray first.

    Thanks,

    John
     
  5. Bandana

    Bandana Songster

    I would say below because heat rises. This is interesting. Keep us posted, and much luck.
     
  6. mego21

    mego21 In the Brooder

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    Hey just wondering if this was successful. I'm thinking about trying it out with my toaster oven for my runner duck eggs :)
     

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