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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:25 pm 
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i read these posts and wondered what a electric frypan is if anyone can tell me? as i may want to incubate some eggs next year if i dont get a hen from the 3 eggs my hen is sitting on and incubate half but the incubators cost so much


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:14 pm 
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Hi
Im using a sunbean electric frying pan which you can buy for about $50 at kmart. They plug in to the wall and have a thermostate.
People usually use the for frying but a few have used them succesfully as incubators.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 10:47 pm 
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thanks i am in the uk but i will look out for them if i incubate
are they safe to leave on all the time then seeing as they are used for cooking


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Hi read your post with a smile ,cause my earliest memory of hatching chickens was when mum would hatch them in the electric frypan , she would fold a tea towel in half ,sit a saucer of water in the middle and 3 wks later we'd have chickens, that was over 30 years ago and mums still hatching chickens although now she just uses cluckys ,Mums know best IAN

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did the ducklings hatch Janet?

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I have revived this old thread. I never really got around to putting eggs in this frypan but what I did do was get it as close to 37.5 degs as I could then taped up the temperature control knob so it wouldn't move. It has sat in the shed all this time .....

Now I have brought it out again. Not to hatch eggs, (or even to fry them), but as a brooder. It sits in a rabbit type hutch and I have filled it with shell grit. It has no lid. The chicks just crawl in under it. It's perfect except you can't see the chickens :lol:


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good idea dennis------I was wondering how a frypan would go as a hatcher rather than an incubator------any thoughts


and did the eggs from original thread ever hatch????


just curious, cheers pam

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I recently successfully incubated some Australorp eggs in a deep fryer, my 2 deep fryers could hold temperatures quite well 98-102 however my frypan could not be as finally tuned,

Basically I filled them with some water and placed a plastic tub with eggs wrapped in cloth inside and a wet sponge and it worked.

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I am intrigued by this idea, hatching eggs in the frypan, and am wondering if there is a better way to regulate the heat by slowing the transfer to the eggs? It has been said that people have used sand in their frypan, which seems like a good idea but then I thought maybe water would work better, as per the deep fryer comment, and would allow for a higher humidity without having to fill up so often too. What are peoples thoughts on filling the frypan with water and having the eggs sitting in a takeaway type container? It could be placed on a shelf so that the bottom rests in the water but it doesnt float around.

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Electrical engineer, George Church, from Surrey, UK shows the versatility of his electrical frying pan by using it to hatch eggs. The clip is from 1958.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7li6AK5QuU

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I've seen it all now :laughing

Actually my Mum has one of these, so I'm quite tempted to have a go next year :-D


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