Building an incubator

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by franken farm, Feb 16, 2014.

  1. franken farm

    franken farm Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm needing help in building my self a new incubator. I'm wanting to turn a fridge in to an incubator. And I'm needing to know what the watts of heater to square feet/inches . Any help in this would be great.

    I'm planing on it being forced air for sure. I'm thinking I'll use 4 to 6 pcu fans at least. But I really need to know how many watts of heat I'll need.
     
  2. Ridgeline Hens

    Ridgeline Hens Out Of The Brooder

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    I just finished one..Good Luck I really like mine.. scroll down to the bottom part , my first one is on top.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-incubator-4
     
  3. franken farm

    franken farm Out Of The Brooder

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    They look great. I wanting to make one that will hatch around 500 or more quail and like 200 chicken at a time.
     
  4. Ridgeline Hens

    Ridgeline Hens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have seen GQF incubators on Craigslist in my area,
    http://greenbay.craigslist.org/grd/4311281244.html
    you may find something much cheaper to rebuild as a project, sometimes you don't need to re- invent the wheel to have success Good luck..
     
  5. franken farm

    franken farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Around here "memphis tn" most used incubators the size I need still go for 400 and I can't afford that. Not with 5 kids. Lol. I figure my sons and I can build one as a family project and save money. We made a cooler bator last year for 12 dollars. I am just wanting to find out the watts per sq feet, so I can make sure to set it up right.
     

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