Building a New wood Incubator (Great Hatch pics pg 6)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by griffin45, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. griffin45

    griffin45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started a new bator today. Just thought you all might want to follow my progess...

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    Screw some wood on some boards.
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    Make a box.
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    Cut box.
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    Go to Lowes spend money.

    More tomorrow! I hope
     
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  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    Looking great! Just keep in mind that you may have some temp. changes often I think, since it's a wooden box. Usually it is fine but keep an eye on it! I am making a styro-bator, from an ice chest. [​IMG]
    Good luck! And great job so far! Looks like you have most everything ready and set to go. [​IMG]
     
  3. griffin45

    griffin45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The next installment is going to solve the temp problems that occur with a wood box I think. If my Plan works on the mid size scale it will allow me to make bators of different sizes. This one is a bit expensive for a home built. I am already exceeding $100, and I still have to harvest a computer fan. Today should bring me to a point where Ican test run the heat.[​IMG]
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would find a way to insulate the box - a box in a box for the warm air to be trapped between them.
     
  5. griffin45

    griffin45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, that is my intent. I hope I am not reinventing the wheel. I am going to use Hardi-board on the inside. That will make it quite heavy, but I think that the temperature will hold extrememly well. [​IMG]
     
  6. Crest Acres Girl

    Crest Acres Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh wow! you prob can also try using recycled stuff [​IMG]...Then sell them >[​IMG] Your bator-to-be is so cool, I'd sooo buy it haha
     
  7. griffin45

    griffin45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be careful what you say, My adult job is sending me to San Diego in November.[​IMG]
     
  8. griffin45

    griffin45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day 2...

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    Adding Hardi-Board to the inside (composite cement).
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    Light fixture on the ceiling.
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    Anti-Fatigue matting in the bottom and a silicone water tray.
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    back in one piece... taking a break![​IMG]
     
  9. griffin45

    griffin45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Day two, second installment...
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    Light and thermostat mounted, hinge installed, 1/4" hardware screen egg tray installed
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  10. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    WOW!!!! This is one of the best(but not cheapest) homemade bators I have ever seen here! I would probably buy that one if it was for sale instead of those high priced ones that are small with all the tech and stuff any day! [​IMG] The best homemade bators I have seen overall here are:

    ***MissPrissy's Styrofoam cooler bator(a.k.a the "Chick Bator". right? [​IMG])

    ***GopherBoy-The gopherboy bator

    ***And your bator!

    These are ranged from cheapest to priciest I think. [​IMG]
    AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME, AMAZING, AMAZING, GREAT, GREAT, GREAT, FABULOUS, FABULOUS, AAAMMMAAAZZZIIINNNGGG JOB!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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