$20 Homemade Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stitch, May 1, 2008.

  1. stitch

    stitch Out Of The Brooder

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    Me and My son's little project chicks do next week...posted in another thread just thought i would post in the right place [​IMG]

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  2. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Looking at the pics, I see no ventilation? Eggs do need a little fresh air, especially when hatching.

    Matt
     
  3. stitch

    stitch Out Of The Brooder

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    yea ....there do in 8 days goign to drill some hole from the inside to the outside cover them up with aluminum slide door this weekend..
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I just love it, it looks so neat and tidy! I was looking for the ventilation too though, maybe we just couldn't see it?
     
  5. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks great! How's the temps holding? and humidity? I would drill about 8 holes or 2 per side, starting about the "pan level" with a 1/8 bit "no larger", and about 4 in the top just leave these open all the time plus u will need one at hatching time in the top about 1/2-3/4 with a plug that U can remove when the humidity gets real high. I also would paint the interior after this first hatch, just to make it easier to clean. [​IMG] Happy hatching!
     
  6. stitch

    stitch Out Of The Brooder

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    ok thxs for the replys
     
  7. MrsCountryChick

    MrsCountryChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks good [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] I've been researching for the creation of my own Homemade Incubator. But I noticed that you have the bulb without a guard... meaning nothing to keep the chicks away from it & being burned after hatching. Just wanted to mention [​IMG]
     
  8. stitch

    stitch Out Of The Brooder

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    yea i need to do couple a things this weekend....but i hate to bother them now....may drill few holes....
     
  9. Grillmaster33

    Grillmaster33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very cool.

    Don't worry. I believe ventilation was one of my biggest problems with my homemade incubator. That and my humidity was WAY high.

    Keep us updated please.
     

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