Well, here we go again. I mention that I need something built, tell what I might like to have it look like, the purpose, and lo and behold, there it is.....it seems like things just magically appear around here. I have a very special Husband, who loves to make my life easier, to invent and build, I am a pretty lucky woman.
We have been very involved in getting our incubator, a sportsman model 1502 hatching eggs. It has three racks, with three trays in each rack, each tray holding about 2 dozen eggs. When all is said and done that incubator can hold about (hold on, godda do some math, OK, six dozen eggs per rack, three racks, good). 18 dozen eggs. Now I cannot multiply two digit numbers very well. But I think that there may be over 100 eggs in there, smiling.
We are hatching today sometime, probably after 4:00 PM, that is when we set the eggs, 21 days ago.
We have candled twice and removed a total of 18 bad eggs.
Rats, where was I? Right, I was only talking about the hatching trays.
The hatching trays fit on the bottom of the incubator, they are close to the width of the incubator and depth. There is two tiers to the hatching tray. I can see into the hatching tray somewhat because he has built mesh along the front to peak. The eggs on the top tray are totally visible. The top tray is no a permanent part, it is just a shim, like the one that I use on the beehives to create a space for placing extra food for the bees. It is held on by an elastic band that is attached to a screw on the side of the bottom tray and its side. The bottom of that tray is hardware cloth.
Have a gander at the pictures, these trays are cool, and air flows throughout. Hoping that we have good results with this hatch. I have learned alot over the past couple of months, and hope that things go as well as I am hoping that they do. Beautiful days to love and live, to live and share, and the best of all, great health and strength. Cindi