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  1. rebelcowboysnb

    Egg Carton Hatch Method

    My hatch rates usually stay around 75%. I tried the egg carton method for two hatches in a row. Both of which had very low hatch rates. This hatch that just finished this morning, I went back to laying them on there side. My hatch rate went back up. 31 out of 38 hatched. That's proof enough for...
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    Incubator Ventilation

    www.cmfarm.us Lets say I built an incubator.(Incubator A) An I put enough vent holes so that the air in the incubator replaced its self every hour. After trial an error I figure out that I have to run my humidity at 40% to get a good hatch rate. Now lets say I built two more almost identical...
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    Humidity Control

    www.cmfarm.us Humidity control in an incubator is usually controlled by adding an removing water from it by hand. The thing is, its just guess work. Add or remove a little water an wait to see what happens. Its the same as heating an incubator using dimmer for control an no thermostat. You...
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    Ultralite Chickentractorpen3

    www.cmfarm.us 2X4 welded wire cut to size. Not bomb proof but pretty strong an the cage its self only weighs 2 or 3 pounds. I use the tails from where I cut to attach them together an where I dont have tails I rap it with aluminum welding wire. I think they cost me like $30 a peace I buy 50...
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    What You Need To Know About Incubators

    I see all the great home made incubators on here. They find all kinds of thermostats, heat elements an insulated boxes. But they all have the same flaw that the commercial models have. Big $1000 models all the way down to the $50 foam ones all rely on air space as thermal mass. They assume that...
  6. Fridge Incubator

    Fridge Incubator

    I have a habit of thinking my projects threw till I think I have everything perfect before I actually start building something. I'm pretty sure it has something to do with being to lazy to do things twice if I can help it. When I desided I needed to build a big incubator I had a fridge in mind...
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