What kind of incubator is this thing?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Moonwalker, Feb 15, 2008.

  1. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My boss brought this monstrosity home from a trip to the flea market or from a classified ad or something! I came in after my days off and it was sitting in the middle of the lobby. It seems to be working fine, the fan runs good, and after a couple adjustments, the temp stayed at 98F all day. Although there are tiny bits of eggshell in the bottom corners, it smells like wood inside, so it was kept clean.
    Has anybody seen this sort of thing before? It seems to be homemade by someone with very good cabinet making skills.

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    The round and long rectangle things are thermometers my boss put in. There is a hole on top in the back that has a MEAT thermometer sticking in it!
    There are plastic eggs trays in 2 of the trays
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    It has 3 screen bottomed trays on racks and another tray that slides out of the bottom (for hatching?)
    There yop space is where the fan is and there is a rectangular plastic bowl with a hose coming out of it going to the outside. It seems to have some sort of bulb thing in the bowl. I didn't have time today to pull out all the pieces and see what they are.
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    That my friend is a sportsman!
     
  3. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow...how cool is that? [​IMG]
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It looks like an old Dicky.
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    They cost about $300-600
     
  6. sara

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    I wish I would find something like that at a flea market [​IMG]
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    NICE.
    Add one of those glass or see-thru doors and you got TV! [​IMG]
     
  8. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, this is a GOOD thing?
    and, do they have any idiosyncrasies I need to know about?
     
  9. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Quote:Yup, they hatch WAY TOO MANY chickens. Good luck.
     
  10. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! You mean he goofed and actually got some good junk this time? (he is famous for getting what he thinks are "treasures" that the rest of us have to deal with.)
    He told me today he is aiming to eventually have 1200 chickens! Yikes! I am hoping when he sees just how many the 100 (white leghorns) we are getting on 3/20 look like, after they start growing, he will cut that (at least!) in half.
     

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