100 watt bulb enough for 4.4 ft3?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by barkerbeau, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. barkerbeau

    barkerbeau Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 29, 2011
    4.4 cubic feet cabinet type homemade incubator. False back, light and fan on top blowing into false back. 1/2" hardwood plywood. Is one 100 watt bulb going to be enough?
  2. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 10, 2011
    Van Vleck ,TX
    Quote:There are just too many varibles to answer that .Temp of room its going to be in ? how much heat does fan motor put out?and the list goes on.Try it , go up or down in wattage or go with 2 bulbs .I got one about that size but it made out of small fridge (well insulated) 100ws is way too big.1-- 25w and 1-- 15w work great....cva34
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    The only way to know is..... try it. [​IMG]
  4. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    Ideally I would put in TWO bulbs. ONe to be always on, the second as an on/off cycle. THen if one fails you will not loose the hatch.

    Just a thought.

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