Cheap homemade incubator.. Think its worth a try?? [VIDEO]

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TinyTotsSeramas, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    I looked up how to make a cheap and simple incubator and this is the cheapest and simplest one I found, just wondering if anyone has either tried it or think it would be worth trying out?



    Or if that one doesnt work, Here is the actual youtube page URL..

     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Yes, that would work assuming your house never changed temperature. People have done lots of these with light bulbs. I would rather spend another $7 for a thermostat though.
     
  3. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2011
    Smithsburg
    Quote:How would you add the thermostat along with the heatpad? I have like 3 of those heat pads that he used in the video.
    I am totally lost when it comes to making an incubator!! [​IMG]
    I see people build these awesome 'bators and I think to myself "how in the [​IMG] do they do that!?"
     
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    The first video on this page will show you how to wire up a water heater thermostat to a dropcord. If you step up to a wafer thermostat it will wire the same. If you really want to use the heat pad then the wafer thermostat would probably work better but its about $22.
    http://cmfarm.us/WHTincubator.html
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2011
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