Monday, December 29, 2008
Everyone around me seems to enjoy Christmas, and are equally joyous for it to be over. I had all my family, including my Mom and Stepdad, my kids and all my grandkids (5) here. It was a dream Christmas. I even enjoyed my husband cooking the whole feast for us! I must be doing something right!
My new project. I have made a home-made egg incubator to hatch chicks! I wanted an incubator, but they were all so expensive, and then I thought of looking on the internet to see if others had made them. Sure enough, they have. I took some of the suggestion of others, and made one to suit my needs. I am so excited to see if I can hatch them.
A styrofoam ice chest. Cut out the front and made an inset for glass. Glued the glass in. Mounted a light bulb in the top. Added a dimmer switch to the side. Mounted a thermometer to the inside with the remote temperature reader standing in front. A small bowl of water on the bottom. An egg rack made out of chicken wire. Punched air holes in the side. You have to get the temperature to 100 degrees and maintain it at that. With the dimmer switch, I should be able to find just the right brightness. I dated the eggs, marked them for hatching in three weeks, and have to turn them every day until the last three or so days. We'll see!
Posted by Country Gal At Heart at 10:59 AM