DO YOU have Lots of experience with DIY incubators ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PaulScott, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. PaulScott

    PaulScott Out Of The Brooder

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    ID like to talk with someone who has lots of experience with DIY incubators , and incubators in general
    in some sort 1 on 1 settings , Ive to many question and would get to many responses to post it all back in forth on forums ... if anyone is willing to help me out please let me know
     
  2. Quyen Le

    Quyen Le Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it's better if you ask questions here. Each of us know something. None of us know everything. I have built my DIY incubators with good hatch rate. I will answer any question that I can. Others will also learn from the answers here too.
     
  3. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have built 5 incubators so far, and I'm still learning. I just rewired a sewing machine and sewing machine foot pedal today and as simple as it was to do that, I learned a lot just from this experience. If you have any questions I would be happy to help, and I know that there are more than 1 electricians on BYC that could give you some help.
     
  4. PaulScott

    PaulScott Out Of The Brooder

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    the wiring and building and such in pretty good at Ive finished the build on this one for the most part my questions mainly had to do with Air flow / air holes and best methods of getting the humidity on point , i seam to have for the most part gotten it figured out

    I drilled a hole behind each of the 2 fans , and 4 holed around the middle and 4 around the top
    and plug ed them with the appropriate size dowel rods for a nice tight fit . it seams i can adjust the humity and temp by taking out or putting in a dowel rod
     
  5. PaulScott

    PaulScott Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess mostly i was woundering if the fans was ment to just move the air around inside the incubator or to cycle air in from the outside
     
  6. Quyen Le

    Quyen Le Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The air hole you drill will depend on how many eggs you will incubate at a time and how big your incubator will be. It's hard to get all the air holes and keep the humidity up at the same time, so it's kind of trade off. The fan's job is to keep the temperature even inside your incubator. People drill a hole next to the fan to draw some fresh air.
     
  7. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, if you have a 100 egg incubator, use a 1 1/2" hole, every 200 eggs you add, add another 1 1/2" hole.
     
  8. Peters chicks

    Peters chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    i just bought a hamilton beach true air humidifier. it has a fan and it has a LCD display and you can set it to the desired humidify. I bought this at the thrift store for $10. I am hoping this is a perfect humidity fix. Has anyone used this?
     
  9. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds pretty cool. How big is it? Would it fit in a GQF cabinet incubator?
     
  10. Peters chicks

    Peters chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes it would fit in your GQF cabinet incubator.
     

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