Friday, February 13, 2015

Baby Wipe Warmer Incubator



Don't you just love the thought of being able to watch an egg hatch. We sit and watched many you tube videos of animals hatching because it is so much fun.  I wanted to try my hand at incubating again but not with a warming lamp because it requires to much energy and is not cost effective. My husband and I brain stormed about what we could use and finally came up with our old baby wipe warmer. I have used it in the past to make herbal tinctures and I just knew it would work if it was still functional. I found it and plugged it in and sure enough it worked. I found this article that told me how it was supposed to be done and set mine up.






What you do:

1. Plug in your warmer and bring it up to temperature.

2. fold a dish towel or thick wash cloth and place it in the bottom to bring the egg to the right temperature.
Turning Chart

3. Then add a little container of water so keep the humidity right since it is winter.

4. Mark your egg. I put an x on one side and a circle on the other so that I know when I have turned my egg.

5. Turn your egg at each meal Breakfast, Lunch and Supper.

6. Place the egg or eggs (you could probably fit up to 4 in there) on top of the cloth. (I ended up putting my egg between the dish towel) The egg needs to be at about 99 degrees for the chicken eggs.

7. If you have the newer version of the baby wipe warmer you need to leave your door to your wipe warmer ajar or put something between the door to keep it open just a little to allow some air in and out. I left mine open because it is the old style and doesn't have an air tight lid anyway. With a little meat thermometer I can tell that it is just the right temp now.

Let me know if you try this, I would love to see how yours turns out.



2 comments:

Amanda Gervais said...

This is awesome. I am also using a baby wipe warmer for a duck egg. So far so good! Today is day 9 and we can see the baby moving!

Stormie Phillips said...

Hi its so crazy I was going through my stuff and came across my sons wiper warmer from 3 years ago and wad wondering what to do with it.......about 4 hours later I checked on my red ear slider water/land turtle and seen she had laid 6 eggs and i began looking for something to use to incubate them because my turtle is outside in a swimming kitty pool as a pond ECT and its getting cold fast so anyways I remembered "hey I could use that warmer!" So I got it out and looked up "incubator set up for red ear slider turtles eggs" and i used sand I wet before putting it inside warmer, I then places the 6 eggs in it and sprinkled sand lightly around them and I've been checking on them and so far it seems to be ok but it hasn't been 24 hours yet either. But I spray it so often with water to keep the sand moist and keep lid opened a little too..... Do you think it will work? If you have any questions or an idea or anything please email me @ srphillips91@gmail.com with the subject: Baby wipe warmer incubator for turtle eggs....or something along them lines. Thank you I'm looking forward to hearing back. 😃 thanks 'Stormie'

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