WOW! I got an incubator!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicabee19, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
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    A really nice homemade one for only $10 ... and it was even hand-delivered! [​IMG]

    What a great world, eh? Just put your thoughts out into the ether, and things come right to you.

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    I am not going to get eggs right away though... I don't want to jump the gun -- [​IMG] must plan everything out very carefully

    I'm still looking for a laying hen.

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  2. Just-Like-Hatching

    Just-Like-Hatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations and good luck....
     
  3. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10 bucks! r u sure its in good condition
     
  4. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
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    yeah, I got it from a teenager who built it and hatched eggs for a project. His dad has the chickens on his farm now.

    It's a big red plastic cooler - very tight with good vent holes, 2 thermometers, glass viewing top, the light bulb set-up, water container, 2 wire shelves, etc.

    I will carefully clean, sanitize and do any minor repairs that need to be done, like the caulking around the glass. It's been out of use for a full year.

    There's enough room for 20 or so eggs.

    All I need is a humidity thingy and we'll be good to go at whatever point we are ready to get eggs!

    I can't believe it! [​IMG]
     
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  5. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One thing I am thinking about...

    Make this incubator a sort of 'community' 'bator -- to help others who want to hatch eggs but don't have one of their own.

    I could hatch eggs for people for a small fee (if I'm good at it, that is!)

    I feel lucky!
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  6. georgiegirl

    georgiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you post pics of it? I would like to try to make one for myself
     
  7. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry... I don't have a digital camera (yet!) But there are lots of pictures and videos on the Internet about making them.

    It's a coleman, like this:
    http://www.scheelssports.com/wcsstore/ConsumerDirect/images/sku/full/07650133999_F.jpg

    Stands on its end and opens like a cupboard. Glass covers the big cut-out of the lid so you can sit and look in.

    The back holds the light bulb apparatus. The emptying spigot has been drilled through for ventilation and sits at the top.

    It has 2 wire shelves going across the lower and middle sections of the box.

    A dish sits on the bottom for water, and the bottom is shaped so that you can fill it with water if a dish is not enough.

    A box thermometer is mounted right under the glass, and it has a smaller one to place on the bottom or on the wire shelving as needed.

    It did not come with a humidity thing, so I'll have to get one.
     
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  8. georgiegirl

    georgiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds easy enough. and I do have an old ice chest I can use. thanks so much!!!
     
  9. thepetpaw

    thepetpaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is a great deal on the incubator - - good luck with hatching!
     
  10. shangri-lafarms

    shangri-lafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OMG your going to have sooo much funnn [​IMG] What are you going to incubate??
     

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