building new incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thomas4033, May 28, 2011.

  1. thomas4033

    thomas4033 Out Of The Brooder

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    hello, i,m am making a new incubator and was wondering is the light blub better on the bottom or at the top of the incubator.. and do egg do better standing up or on there side in incubater

    thanks thomas:)
     
  2. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can go to the "coop design" section and see some incubators for yourself.You can see where they put it and then its your decision.
     
  3. thomas4033

    thomas4033 Out Of The Brooder

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    hi another question
    what the idea of putting jars of water with lids on into the incubator????
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    The jar of water absorbs heat and then slowly releases it. It helps to stabilize the temperature.

    My preference is heat at the bottom, then the water for humidity right above the heat to help it evaporate. Then the fan at the top. Heat rises and when it gets to the top, the fan mixes it around.
     
  5. aprophet

    aprophet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when I built my bators I just copied what was already working hova bator LG sportsman etc
     
  6. thomas4033

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    hi me again another question
    i am using a water thermostat it swings between 98.8 and 101.5 is that to much .
     

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