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

griffin45

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


Screw some wood on some boards.

Make a box.

Cut box.

Go to Lowes spend money.

More tomorrow! I hope
 
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77horses

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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.

Good luck! And great job so far! Looks like you have most everything ready and set to go.
 

griffin45

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Oct 15, 2008
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South Central Virgina
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.
 

griffin45

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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.
 

griffin45

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South Central Virgina
Day 2...


Adding Hardi-Board to the inside (composite cement).

Light fixture on the ceiling.

Anti-Fatigue matting in the bottom and a silicone water tray.

back in one piece... taking a break!
 

griffin45

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South Central Virgina
Day two, second installment...

Light and thermostat mounted, hinge installed, 1/4" hardware screen egg tray installed
 
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77horses

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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!
The best homemade bators I have seen overall here are:

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

***GopherBoy-The gopherboy bator

***And your bator!

These are ranged from cheapest to priciest I think.

AWESOME, AWESOME, AWESOME, AMAZING, AMAZING, GREAT, GREAT, GREAT, FABULOUS, FABULOUS, AAAMMMAAAZZZIIINNNGGG JOB!!!!!!!
 
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