Where do you keep your incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mark, Aug 1, 2007.

  1. Mark

    Mark Songster

    May 13, 2007
    North Central Texas
    I'm just starting to think about this. It seems the incubator should sit on the kitchen counter, where everyone in the family can watch. 2nd choice is the bathroom, where everyone can watch, but it is out of the way.

    I guess that after going through the process a few times, the incubator goes to a shed somewhere...
  2. lexustami

    lexustami Songster

    Jun 14, 2007
    St. Clairsville, OH
    We keep ours in the basement. It is nice and cool and the temperature remains about the same every day.

    We don't have AC in the house and the temperature is about 80 during the day and drops down to the 60's at night. And it is safe from the dogs down there.

    Take care,

  3. NJfarmer

    NJfarmer Songster

    Jul 28, 2007
    New Jersey and Maine
    Mine is in my basement, it always stays the same temp. and its a little humid but not to humid because there is a dehumidifier down there
  4. mamading

    mamading Songster

    Jun 2, 2007
    Rhinelander, WI
    Mine is in the kitchen in the homeschool area. I have my last three silkie eggs in there that are due to hatch on the 9th of August. If this hatch goes well I'll have a total of 9 silkies that hatched a few weeks apart. Then my sister is bringing me 6 silver laced wyandottes that will be a day old on the 9th of August. Then I'm done getting new additions for a while [​IMG]
  5. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Southeast Idaho
    Mine is set up in the basement waiting for my ebay eggs! Steady temperature there right now. Pretty even on humidity too.
    Upstairs, our temp fluctuates with the AC on or off. Day or night can vary greatly.
    Instructions with my new bator say to avoid drafts and direct sun. Circulated fan bator can operate in room temps. between 60-80 degrees. Still air works best 65-72 Degrees.
  6. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    Basements are the best place if you have one. I keep mine in the closet in the spare bedroom. Temps stay fairly constant in there. No one in the house anymore that cares about hatching.
  7. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I don't have a basement so I keep mine in a bedroom that has the vent closed and it's not close to a window. I've seemed to be able to keep the temp pretty regulated and the humidity.

  8. Katelyn

    Katelyn Cooped Up

    Jun 2, 2007
    Mines in my room on the far dresser. My room is always about 70, so it holds temp well. And now I have 2, so there are side by side. I am debating wether to use them both for incubating and use my homemade one as a hatcher, or throw away the homemades and use the new one as a boter, and the other one as a hatcher. The homemade one will let me have more eggs though, lol.
  9. chicks rule

    chicks rule Songster

    Apr 10, 2007
    SW MO
    Quote:You could send the homemade one to me??? [​IMG]
  10. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Mine sits on a end table in the corner of my computer room. It's nice because everyone can just go and take a peek anytime.

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