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#1 BairleaFarm OFFLINE  

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Posted October 05, 2013 - 07:04 PM

My other hobby is birds. I build all my hatching equipment. I bought two premade incubators to get me by. I sold all my equipment last year due to financial reasons. I've got three hatches going in these two incubators. You can't hatch and set at the same time so I need a Hatcher.

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Step 1 and 2. Get the supplies your using. In this case old fence and a window. Remove all hardware and the pain deviders.

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Posted October 05, 2013 - 07:32 PM

This is live so pardon the breaks between post. Steps 3 and 4. Cut your wood and build a box the size of your window.

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Step 5. Go get a glass of ice water since the humidity is high

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Posted October 05, 2013 - 08:07 PM

This is not petty but I'm in a hurry and need it in the morning.

The bathroom fan circulates the air. The hot water thermostat regulates the temp and the heat comes from a light bulb.

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I usually do a better job on the internals and install two light bulbs. The second bulb helps if the first goes out.
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Posted October 05, 2013 - 08:12 PM

Looks good to me. You'll have to let us know the hatch rate for the ones you got from Chris.



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Posted October 05, 2013 - 08:17 PM

They are mixed up so I don't know who's are who's. And I don't have s light bulb to show it working.

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Posted October 05, 2013 - 09:37 PM

Are all these from the eggs you got on plow day?

 

The hatcher looks good, better get a bulb if you need it in the morning!



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Posted October 05, 2013 - 09:47 PM

This eggs arnt ready. This is for eggs I got on the 18th

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Posted October 06, 2013 - 03:01 PM

I put a small bulb last night just to get it warmed up. It kept it at 82* the jars of water you are are used for heat sinks

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Fyi to calibrate a humidity gauge you place it in a bag with wet salt. The plus 3 I have written on this specific meter tells me its 3% off.

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Posted October 07, 2013 - 11:48 AM

They are mixed up so I don't know who's are who's..

 

 

 

 

mine will have the most poop on them....that one stinkin' hen I have poops in the nest everytime she lays!!!! :wallbanging:

 

Good to see how one is built, I always wanted to build one so we could have little chicks to display at the fair.



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Posted October 10, 2013 - 04:05 PM

I know the majority of you don't care but this Hatcher is messed up. I have several things I need to change and I'll post about them for those who might build one. I did manage to get a couple chicks.

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Posted October 10, 2013 - 06:22 PM

I'll be watching, this is good stuff.


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Posted March 11, 2014 - 11:49 AM

David, did you ever make your cahnges? I would like to build a small incubator and try to hatch some eggs during our fair time as display for the incoming children.

Never done it before and it would need to be kind of a display feature so the can see it if I would do it.



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Posted March 12, 2014 - 09:29 PM

I didn't. I don't even know if I still have it.

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Posted March 13, 2014 - 09:55 AM

Ok cool.

I've been watching a lot of youtube videos and googling. I have a lot of the components to make one, light bulb socket, fan out of a microwave, even maybe a thermostat I can use out of a hot water heater and an old smaller cabinet I can use as the box.



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Posted March 13, 2014 - 09:04 PM

Here is the first incubator I made. You turned the eggs by twisting the pipe on the side. I've since gone to automatic turners.

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