What bulb goes in a Chickbator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Josie, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

    867
    0
    149
    Jan 3, 2008
    California
    We are using the chickbator for the class hatching project. (You know, the spaceship ones )
    Does anyone know what type of bulb it takes?
    The teacher dropped one while showing the class, and it needs a new bulb.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2008
  2. hart31

    hart31 Chillin' With My Peeps

    168
    0
    129
    Jan 16, 2008
    Bowbells, ND
    I did a quick search and didn't find that info for you. You may have to experiment and try a few different ones until you get the right temperature if someone who has one doesn't find this post.

    Is it a standard base bulb or a smaller base? I'm guessing that it is probably only a 15 watt to maybe a 25 watt at most.
     
  3. Freddy

    Freddy Out Of The Brooder

    I ordered a chick bator for my son that should be arriving tomorrow. If I'm correct its supposed to come with 2 extra 7 watt bulbs. I'll check when it gets here and post it up.
     
  4. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

    867
    0
    149
    Jan 3, 2008
    California
    Hey Freddy, that would be great.
    By the way welcome to the forum.
    I noticed that you are from Fresno County. So am I. There are a number of people in this area, I remember seeing some from Oakhurst and the foothills also. It is always fun to see local people along with all the great poster worldwide.
     
  5. countryboy

    countryboy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 31, 2007
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2008
  6. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

    867
    0
    149
    Jan 3, 2008
    California
    Thank you countryboy, this is really helpful.

    Yeah I built one in a Styrofoam cooler inspired by MissPrissy's blog.
    The custodian wouldn't approve it for classroom use though, which is probably good because I undercooked my first batch,
    and the batch I have in now, I think I overcooked. (eggs hot to touch)

    I pretty convinced that if I can get the temps right, the homemade one would work, and I think my thermometer is the problem.
    I have two in there now and they go anywhere between being exactly the same and a 10 degree difference.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2008

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by