Brooder/bator - my recycling project

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by New2TheCoop, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. New2TheCoop

    New2TheCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so I want to try my hand at hatching. I have started on building a "brooder/bator" out of an entertainment center. I have everything done except I need to put the light in it, I already have it wired to a hot water heater thermostat, I just need to put it in. The side with the glass, where you put dvd's is going to be the incubator. The spot for the tv will get a "door" added that will either be plexiglas or hardware cloth on a frame made out of 1x1's

    Heres a few pics

    The only materials I bought: foil insulation $14, hot water heater thermostat $11, and a bottle lamp kit $3
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    Here she is... Imagine it with a plywood back, and laying flat
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    I recycled the plywood, I had it lying around
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    Here it is from the front
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    After I lined it with foil insulation
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    So what do you guys think? And also, do you know any where that has cheap egg turners? EBay is so expensive after you add shipping, and TSC is around $45. Any feedback is welcomed
     
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    AWESOME! [​IMG]
     
  3. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:you need to post this in the incubating and hatching part of this forum, you will get a lot more replies
     
  4. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    Try Craigs list under farm and garden. You could get lucky.
     

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