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Homemade Cabinet incubator. (Made from Wooden Shipping Crate) ^^PICTURE HEAVY!^^

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I am going to post pictures of it when I get it finished. It was basically a nice wooden box when I got it, and it had 1 1/2 inch thick styro foam lining the inside. I covered the styro foam with strand board, and painted the strand board, and put 4 layers of sealer on the strand board. I am going to retire my fridge incubator, and go to this incubator. It can hold 2 little giant auto turners. I also have built 2 hatching trays for it. I am using 2 (75 watt) light bulbs for heating, and I am going to put 2 fans in the bottom. I have a nice door with a huge viewing window. I am also going to use a wafer thermostat.

 

It is wired like you would wire a cooler incubator, but instead I am using the wafer thermostat.

 

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Edited by quintinp - 2/23/12 at 6:20pm

In the beginning there was nothing. God said, Let there be light! And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better. Ellen DeGeneres   
also//////// Y'all also need to check out my homemade cooler incubator, my homemade fridge-a-bator, and my cabinet incubator on my BYC page.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-cabinet-incubator

http://www.backya...

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In the beginning there was nothing. God said, Let there be light! And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better. Ellen DeGeneres   
also//////// Y'all also need to check out my homemade cooler incubator, my homemade fridge-a-bator, and my cabinet incubator on my BYC page.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-cabinet-incubator

http://www.backya...

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post #2 of 25
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Check out the pictures! Ask any questions you may have too.

In the beginning there was nothing. God said, Let there be light! And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better. Ellen DeGeneres   
also//////// Y'all also need to check out my homemade cooler incubator, my homemade fridge-a-bator, and my cabinet incubator on my BYC page.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-cabinet-incubator

http://www.backya...

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In the beginning there was nothing. God said, Let there be light! And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better. Ellen DeGeneres   
also//////// Y'all also need to check out my homemade cooler incubator, my homemade fridge-a-bator, and my cabinet incubator on my BYC page.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-cabinet-incubator

http://www.backya...

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post #3 of 25

looks  good thumbsup.gif

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CHICKENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  

 

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post #4 of 25
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Originally Posted by stephanie1992 View Post

looks  good thumbsup.gif



Thanks!

 

In the beginning there was nothing. God said, Let there be light! And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better. Ellen DeGeneres   
also//////// Y'all also need to check out my homemade cooler incubator, my homemade fridge-a-bator, and my cabinet incubator on my BYC page.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-cabinet-incubator

http://www.backya...

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In the beginning there was nothing. God said, Let there be light! And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better. Ellen DeGeneres   
also//////// Y'all also need to check out my homemade cooler incubator, my homemade fridge-a-bator, and my cabinet incubator on my BYC page.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-cabinet-incubator

http://www.backya...

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post #5 of 25

GREAT JOB! 

Donna  -   Wife and mother of 3 boys 26, 5 and 3.... yes you read that right smile.png  With God ALL things are possible.

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Donna  -   Wife and mother of 3 boys 26, 5 and 3.... yes you read that right smile.png  With God ALL things are possible.

BREEDS I HAVE

Mega Bator --- Pallet Breeding Pens --- Pallet brooders/Growout Pens

Lavender Ameraucana Breeders Thread

Tennessee Breeders List

Homeschooling Thread

 

 

 

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GREAT JOB! 



Thank You!

In the beginning there was nothing. God said, Let there be light! And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better. Ellen DeGeneres   
also//////// Y'all also need to check out my homemade cooler incubator, my homemade fridge-a-bator, and my cabinet incubator on my BYC page.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-cabinet-incubator

http://www.backya...

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In the beginning there was nothing. God said, Let there be light! And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better. Ellen DeGeneres   
also//////// Y'all also need to check out my homemade cooler incubator, my homemade fridge-a-bator, and my cabinet incubator on my BYC page.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-cabinet-incubator

http://www.backya...

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post #7 of 25
Dude, you're so good at building incubators! Where'd u buy the foam tape at??? And how much is it for a small roll? My attempt #4 incubator isn't insulated very good. It gets to like 93* in it. Tops. Do you know where to get a 12v light fixture/lightbulb at? Haha, sorry for the 20 Q's, buti figure you'd know. Does yourincubator stay constant throughout? It doesn't get a bit hotter toward your lights?
post #8 of 25

I have a large crate that I could use, how did you insulate etc?

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wife to an amazingly supportive Godly husband that engages in my "chicken addiction" & animal craziness. Mom of two amazing girls and array of animals!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-fevers-swap-page

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post #9 of 25
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Dude, you're so good at building incubators! Where'd u buy the foam tape at??? And how much is it for a small roll? My attempt #4 incubator isn't insulated very good. It gets to like 93* in it. Tops. Do you know where to get a 12v light fixture/lightbulb at? Haha, sorry for the 20 Q's, buti figure you'd know. Does yourincubator stay constant throughout? It doesn't get a bit hotter toward your lights?


Thanks!!!

It is made JUST like my fridge incubator, but a bit fancier Ha ha.

1. I bought the foam tape at Ace hardware store.

2. I think I paid like 7-8 dollars for it (I didn't like spending that much for sticky sided foam, but I felt that it was needed) By the way, it sticks on GREAT.

3. I don't know where to buy that. I don't know why you would want that though.

4. I said that it was just like my fridge incubator, POSSIBLY BETTER. I haven't got to test it yet, but if it IS like my fridge incubator, then it will be a GOOD incubator.

In the beginning there was nothing. God said, Let there be light! And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better. Ellen DeGeneres   
also//////// Y'all also need to check out my homemade cooler incubator, my homemade fridge-a-bator, and my cabinet incubator on my BYC page.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-cabinet-incubator

http://www.backya...

Reply

In the beginning there was nothing. God said, Let there be light! And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better. Ellen DeGeneres   
also//////// Y'all also need to check out my homemade cooler incubator, my homemade fridge-a-bator, and my cabinet incubator on my BYC page.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-cabinet-incubator

http://www.backya...

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post #10 of 25
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I have a large crate that I could use, how did you insulate etc?



It was insulated with 1 1/2 inch styro foam when I got it.

I got a sheet of strand board, and covered the inside of the incubator with it. I used caulk and screws to fasten the small sheets of strand board to the inside walls.

After that I caulked ALL of the cracks. I then painted the inside. After painting it. I put 4 layers of sealer on top of the paint.

 

If you have any more questions, just ask.

In the beginning there was nothing. God said, Let there be light! And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better. Ellen DeGeneres   
also//////// Y'all also need to check out my homemade cooler incubator, my homemade fridge-a-bator, and my cabinet incubator on my BYC page.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-cabinet-incubator

http://www.backya...

Reply

In the beginning there was nothing. God said, Let there be light! And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better. Ellen DeGeneres   
also//////// Y'all also need to check out my homemade cooler incubator, my homemade fridge-a-bator, and my cabinet incubator on my BYC page.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-cabinet-incubator

http://www.backya...

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