DIY Bator help, please!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by secuono, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    So I might be getting some eggs, most will go under a broody, if she still is sitting on them. But I wanted to make a bator for the other eggs and future ones.

    How well do they work?
    What do I need to make one?

    I have a medium styrobox, I've read people use these, right? I also have a 10gallon aquarium, not sure if people use these for bators though.
    What do I have to do to the box to add eggs?

    Where can I find a cheap PC fan?
    Do I need an air hole if I have a fan or even without one?

    I will have to turn the eggs myself. 7am, 3pm & about 9pm are the times I can do that.
    What can I do to keep the temps up even with the top off? Or will a few minutes with the top off not hurt them?

    What light wattage do I need or even what kind of light in general?
    Where do I place it?

    I read something about humidity, how do I add that and control it?

    Anything else I left out, please let me know!

    Pics of steps would help a ton!!
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2010
  2. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    A picture is worth a thousand words but what are videos worth?
    http://cmfarm.us/WHTincubator.html
    The tank is for show, use a foam box if ya can.


    Rocks, bricks, sealed jars of water or anything else you can fine that looses heat slowly will help for when you open it.
    http://cmfarm.us/thermalmass.html


    Yes you need vents. Make more than you think you need an make them where you can plug them to adjust moisture loss.
    http://cmfarm.us/ventilation.html


    Anyone or any where that deals with PCs will have a fan. Most use a "standard case fan" so ask for that.

    You can do without the fan but your way better off having one.
    http://cmfarm.us/stillair.html
     

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