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Check out my homemade incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GOSPELSOLDIER, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. GOSPELSOLDIER

    GOSPELSOLDIER Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is just a simple styrofoam ice chest i used. cheap for $3.99 @ walmart...small in size 12" heigh, 10 " wide and 6 inches in depth. really small.

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    These are my list of things used to make it.....


    1 styrofoam ice chest

    1 lamp kit (bottle version)

    1 energy saver 40(w) bulb

    wire mesh i had extra from chichilla cage.



    a fan from old mini car heater [​IMG]

    some electric tape, and a 10"by 6" pre cut plexiglass from home depot 4.99
    everything else i had...around the home and oh i almost forgot a remote controll truck grill from neighbors trash..lol ..is the vent in the front.
    and two mercury thermometers.


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    THE FINISH PRODUCT


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  2. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] now try it out get eggs quick
     
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    You will probably need to change that bulb for a standard incandescent.

    Low Energy bulbs are designed NOT to put out heat. That one is probably the equivalent of 8 or 9 Watts, it's too small.

    Other than that, Good Job!
     
  4. GOSPELSOLDIER

    GOSPELSOLDIER Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:eggs are going in tomorow just after i get a humidiy reader and set it to the correct required hum degree. and temp.

    it reads 105 now but im making another small air vent and it should be set but after im done i will show pics of eggs and show progress in 21 days..lol
     
  5. GOSPELSOLDIER

    GOSPELSOLDIER Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:it reads at 105 now
    and its been plugged for 3 hours
    im making an air vent and regulating the temp. but im not sure what you mean about not giving heat..
     
  6. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Tulsa
    Quote:it reads at 105 now
    and its been plugged for 3 hours
    im making an air vent and regulating the temp. but im not sure what you mean about not giving heat..

    What I mean is that Low Energy bulbs are designed to give light, rather than heat. Heat is what we want, not light.

    You might get away with what is effectively an 8W heater in a tiny box, but you might need to change it.
     
  7. GOSPELSOLDIER

    GOSPELSOLDIER Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it looks ok so far i duno..well see
     
  8. Chickapooh23

    Chickapooh23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The important part is that it works and keeps good temps. If it is doing that for you WTG!!!

    What are you putting in it?
     

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