can you help me with the development of my incubator please. pics inc

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by h4ppy-chris, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i do have it up and running and its holding temp, i have a fan at the top sucking air and blowing it down the back past the heater and out of the gap at the bottom.
    Q1: should the air be going the other way?
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    at the minuet i have no air holes from the out side to the in side.
    Q2: how many holes what size and do i need them at the top and bottom?

    the carboard will be replaced with clear plastic any help any at all i will really appreciate.


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  2. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  3. gforce07

    gforce07 Out Of The Brooder

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    Pretty cool
     
  4. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    107172 users and no one can help me?
     
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  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    What are you using as a thermostat? What are you using as a heater? Where do you put the eggs. It is kind of hard to me. I have made incubators but not quite as unique.

    Here is a pic of one that I made. Now I just use it as a hatcher.
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  6. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the incubator looks cool, I don't think you need to change it. I couldn't read the temperature very well. I will look again, Your incubator looks good though. I see that the heating element is behind that cardboard. I bet it will be good. I just don't think that it will hold very many eggs though. If you could explain that further, Are you going to put racks in the incubator for the eggs to sit on?
     
  8. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks quintinp
    it will hold 30 eggs 2 trays of 15 i have put a tray in just to show you, i need to make a auto turner yet.
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    can anyone answer this or give me just a rough guide pleasesssssssssssssssssssss

    at the minuet i have no air holes from the out side to the in side.
    Q: how many holes what size and do i need them at the top and bottom?



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  9. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would put the 4 holes, two at the top sides and two at the bottom sides of the incubator, about as big as a wine cork, and if you can, get some wine corks, for the holes, for when you need to plug those holes.
     
  10. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks quintinp i will try that.

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