Computer fan in still-air styrofoam bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickBond 007, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. ChickBond 007

    ChickBond 007 Licensed to Cull

    1,855
    43
    181
    Feb 26, 2009
    Madison County, Iowa
    I am about fed up to ---here--- with the 1602N still air temperature spikes. Before I donate it's parts to science.... Do you think there is a way to add a computer fan to it and make it a moving air bator? Is this even possible?

    I think it roasted a bunch of pheasant/chukar/duck eggs this afternoon as the temp warmed up for a nice day. I had a hard time refraining from throwing it out the window.
     
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    You can add a PC fan(or any small fan that you have, like a abttery-operated one) to the bator and it will circulate air. This works with my homemade styro-bator, so it may work with your bator. Try it and see how it works.
    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. josh

    josh Chillin' With My Peeps

    399
    0
    149
    Mar 22, 2008
    Western Kentucky
    Yes you can add one. You can use a cell phone charger for its power. Just cut the end off and wire it up. I have one in my still air and it has helped with my hatches.
     
  4. michiganlarry

    michiganlarry Chillin' With My Peeps

    275
    0
    129
    Apr 7, 2009
    Marine City, Michigan
    I just did this to the 1602n I am using. Works like a charm. Tore a fan out of an old pc and used a round ink pen barrel to cut up for spacers. Then I just used some small zip ties ( the kind used for wiring in cars and such) to hold it to the top. The fan from the power supply in the puter is exactly the right size. At first I used a 12 volt power supply from a radio control car. It ran to fast I thought so I found another 9 volt supply from some other kid toy and it runs nice. Quiet. I love it. The temps are very even throughout now.

    Well worth doing. Just my .02
     
  5. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Colorado
    Quote:Does your fan blow air down at the eggs? Or does it blow up towards the lid? I put one in my 1602n and don't know if I have it blowing the right way?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by