Well, here goes my first attempt!

Stevenson

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8 Years
Feb 5, 2011
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So, I bought a homemade incubator last night from a fellow BYC'er through the powers of Craigslist! After making some minor adjustments (adding an auto egg turner, some additional tape, etc), I am testing it. Assuming things work, I have some hatching eggs to test in it (thanks so much bockbock2008 - So very much appreciated!!!). I will putting the eggs in tomorrow morning if I can get temperatures to regulate. All this is in preparation of 24 Delaware eggs that I will be getting at the beginning of April. Wish me Luck!

I'll update with progress....or lack thereof
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Stevenson

Songster
8 Years
Feb 5, 2011
612
4
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Southwest Indiana
So far so good....thermostat is staying on till 100.0 and then shutting off, then starting back up again when it gets down to 99.4 or so! I just added two pint jars of water for heat sinks.
 

Stevenson

Songster
8 Years
Feb 5, 2011
612
4
121
Southwest Indiana
Ok, so I am seeing 98.7 to 100.4. I have an indoor/outdoor thermometer, so I am able to get a reading at the front and the back of the incubator....varies less than one degree from front to back. Loving it so far!!!
 

Stevenson

Songster
8 Years
Feb 5, 2011
612
4
121
Southwest Indiana
Woke up and the temperature was still great! I just set my first eggs in the incubator - 3/2 @ 7:00 am cst.

They are mixed breed chickens for testing this incubator....I feel that things are going to go well.....crossing my fingers for an eventful day on the 23rd!
 

Stevenson

Songster
8 Years
Feb 5, 2011
612
4
121
Southwest Indiana
Two days in and things are running smooth so far. Running steady on temperature between 98.8 and 100.2 degrees with humidity at 40%.

So now all I do is wait? This part is tough!!!!
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MANNA-PRO

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