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
    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

    May 11, 2009
    Orange, Texas
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    A picture is worth a thousand words but what are videos worth?
    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.

    Yes you need vents. Make more than you think you need an make them where you can plug them to adjust moisture loss.

    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.

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