1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Dyi cabinet incubator build

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sara80, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. sara80

    sara80 Out Of The Brooder

    21
    0
    22
    Dec 29, 2015
    Nh
    I've built a cabinet style incubator using 3/4" plywood. It has a false back with a 8" inline duct fan. I just got a heat coils and insulators. The water shelf is 13 1/2 " as well as bottom shelf. The unit is 3'5" tall 21" wide and 2' deep. The false back is 4".I belive the fan is 210cfm. The door has a sheet of 1/4" plexiglass I do plan to put another over it for better insulation. Right now I have two LG turners in it and plan to use the bottom shelf as the hatching tray. Everything is sealed and polyurethaned. My vents are 1 1/2". One up top behind fan and the other down bottom. I hade it running for weeks empty and couldn't get temp stable so took everything apart and am trying again. So very frustrating but in the end I hope to have some great hatches! If any of you incubator pros out there have any suggestions to get it running I'd love to hear from you.thanks for looking [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. GodofPecking

    GodofPecking Chillin' With My Peeps

    444
    36
    86
    Dec 16, 2015
    where did you get the trays ?
     
  3. sara80

    sara80 Out Of The Brooder

    21
    0
    22
    Dec 29, 2015
    Nh
    The turners or the trays? The turners I bought at TSC the trays I built :)
     
  4. GodofPecking

    GodofPecking Chillin' With My Peeps

    444
    36
    86
    Dec 16, 2015
    close ups!

    close ups!

    close ups!

    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by