Kullass Chicken Incubator

By Kullas · Jan 11, 2012 · ·
  1. Kullas

    My Pink Bator


    This is my first shot at making a incuabator
    and byc page :)
    Parts list
    1- Sheet 4'x8' of 2" insualation foam (from HD)
    1- Bottle of polyurethane glue (elmers ultimate glue)
    1- Piece of plexiglass for the window (Mine is 7"x15")
    1- 8' extension cord
    1- Small tube of silicone
    1- Thermostat (fishtank heater or lower hotwater)I used a fishtank
    1- Light fixture
    6- Small machine screws 3" long
    6- Nuts and washers for the screws
    1- Small fan (radio shack one that takes 120v AC not 12v DC unless ya want a inverter
    3- Feet of wire
    Overall Size

    40" tall and 23 3/4" wide and deep

    How its Made

    Be sure to make all cuts square

      • Take the foam and cut 2 pieces 36" x 23 3/4" (Sides)​
      • Cut 2 pieces 36" x 19 3/4" (Door & Back)​
      • Cut 2 pieces 23 3/4" x 23 3/4" (Top & Bottom)​
      • Cut 2 pieces 36" x 1" (Side Door Seals)​
      • Cut 2 pieces 21 3/4" x 1" (Top and Bottom Door Seals)​

      • Take a bottom piece and stand both sides up and put the back in place make sure everything fits
      • Take apart and apply glue on the bottom of 1 side and stand in place
      • Apply glue to the bottom and 1 side of the back and install in place
      • Apply glue to the bottom of the other side and the other end of the back and install the side
      • Apply glue to the tops of the sides and back and install the top
      • Make sure everything is square and set something on top to hold everything together
      • Apply a clamp to the sides at the back
      • * The glue expands as it drys*
      • Allow time to dry (I let mine set over night)
      • Make mark inside all 4 corners where the door would sit 2" deep
      • Glue all the door seals in and allow glue to dry
      • Lay the plexiglass what ever size you have (Mine is 7" x 15") and place where ever you want the window​
      • Mark around the window and then scribe another mark 1/4" inside the outline​
      • Cut out the inside mark for the window​
      • Take a razor blade and cut the outside line what ever depth as the plexiglass you have​
      • Take the razor blade and cut from the inside of the window to remove enough foam creating a shelf for the window to set in​
      • Test fit and remove window​
      • Apply small bead of silicone around the shelf and install window pressing window into the silicone​
      • Allow to dry​

    This should give you the box for the incuabator​

    The door just sits in place and makes a good seal
    I added some scrap pieces of foam to the outside of the door to have something to grab onto

      • Mount the light fixture to the middle of the top with the 2 screws nuts and washers​
      • I mounted the fan to the back left hand side of the bator blowing down be sure to leave a gap for the fan to draw in air​
      • I mounted the fishtank heater thermostat in the back of the top piece becouse it hangs down some​
      • Take the extension cord and cut off the female end​
      • Wire in the thermostat light and the fan​

    Thing I would change
    • Use a hotwater thermostat​
    • Add another fan to the bottom blowing up​
    • Make racks inside for egg turners to sit on​
    I plan on making all these changes after these eggs are done hatched​

    Here it is on its first time out with quail eggs​


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  1. theacynthia
    How did it work out with the modifications?

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