$20 dollar incubator build hatch em up!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by quailboy02, Mar 5, 2014.

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  1. quailboy02

    quailboy02 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey guy i just built a small incubator last night out of a styrofoam incubator and a bottle lamp kit,accurite themomter and also a small glass from a picture frame
    it currently has a temperture of 100*f and a humidity of 32 I used a container for washing powder as a tray for humidity it works great!! I am setting 6 eggs toay

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  2. The Farm

    The Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice.
     
  3. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    What kind of thermostat did you use?
     
  4. Klutch

    Klutch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Acurrite thermometer took a dump near the end of incubation. I think the humidity got to it. You need a thermometer with a corded sensor, so you can keep the the thermometer outside the bator.
     
  5. quailboy02

    quailboy02 Out Of The Brooder

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    None at all I am just rasing my light bulb up and down to regulate temperature
     
  6. quailboy02

    quailboy02 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks will take note of that next time!
     
  7. Klutch

    Klutch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did it similarly, but I used a light dimmer switch. I got a 70% hatch from my coolerbator. The next time I would have 2 lights instead of 1 and also use a digital temp control, I think it's called a STC-1000 along with accuritte temp/humidity probe sensor. My egg turner was a teeter toter type setup, I just raised and lowered without opening the bator. It's amazing how nature finds a way to procreate.
     
  8. quailboy02

    quailboy02 Out Of The Brooder

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    That's genius I will add a dimmer switch next time, Also I got the eggs yesterday and she gave me two 1 day old chicks they are silkie and banty mixes.
     
  9. quailboy02

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    Hey guys here is an update the eggs are doing fine it is now day 2 and the current temp and humidity is 99* f and 39 humidty[​IMG]
     
  10. hebertchick12

    hebertchick12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any update? Curious how your hatch went. I made one very similar to this last night. I know I need to, but I am worried about leaving the light on all night. I put the white rubber piece over the metal that is fitted in the styrofoam, but I am worried about it getting too hot and possibly causing a fire. Darn anxiety! [​IMG]

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