UPDATE:More pictures of Babies in The Eddybator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cockadoodlemom, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2007
    Texas
    Thanks to all you enablers I just had to have an incubator to hatch my own lil fuzzy chicks! [​IMG] So with lots of hours spent researching on here and help from another BYC'er this is what my hubby built. Thanks Speckledhen for that picture of your turner cause my dh was thinking that but didn't know how he was going to attach the box to something to turn till he saw yours. And Thank you to all who have shared your home made incubators with us [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Here it is next to Little Giant my dad got me

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    Loaded with our first attempt to hatch [​IMG] [​IMG]
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  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    The only thing I would like to comment on is that I think your temps would be more stable if the fan blew across the water. Didn't your PM say the temp was swinging or was it low? I am brain dead right now.

    that is one great bator!
     
  3. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    THAT"S TERRIFIC! I would love to make my own... but I feel I'm not that skilled... lol. At the moment I will stick to my storebought bators... maybe someday I'll experiment with making my own lol.
     
  4. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    Lookin' good! [​IMG]
    I love that turner, too!
     
  5. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2007
    Texas
    MissPrissy-the temps are reading 97.7-101. When we turn the eggs the face away from light and I think that is part of the problem. I just know I am a nervous wreck.
     
  6. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    That is great. I'm going to follow this threat and can't wait to see the chicks at the end.

    If you have good success I'm going to be showing this to my hubby, who can build anything.

    I want to hatch eggs so much but can't afford a 'real' bator.
     
  7. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Hey guys I have a question that NOBODY has been answering for me.... :
    On day 18 for my automatic turner do I unplug the automatic turner?
     
  8. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    LHP, that's what I do, but you are actually supposed to take the turner out and lay the eggs on their sides in the 'bator.
     
  9. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2007
    Texas
    Thanks everyone for taking time to look and comment. I sure do appreciae it!
    Chirpy-DH made ours from leftover R-Max, ductape, picture frame, light bulb, pc fan, scrap wood. We bought the temp gauge, thermostat, and water wiggler.
     
  10. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    The only thing I would like to comment on is that I think your temps would be more stable if the fan blew across the water.

    What Miss P said!

    I had a lot of trouble getting even temperature until I mounted the fan like this

    Works great now [​IMG]
     

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