GopherBoy Builds an incubator

GopherBoyFarms

Songster
12 Years
Mar 18, 2008
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Well, we are doing it, finally building one.
The hardest thing to find was that water wiggler, found something like it. So we will see how it goes.
We plan on posting step by step as we do it all the way up to the hatch (if it happens).
So please any ideas along the way that might help would be great.

Here is a picture of what we have to put it together (I will add a supply list shortly)

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~Tiff~
 
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chickenandabiscuit

In the Brooder
11 Years
Aug 28, 2008
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Gopherboyfarms is ......MacGyver!
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Can't wait to see it. Nothing like the pride when you do it yourself. I am a little lost at some of the parts I am looking at so I can't wait to see it come to life.
 

GopherBoyFarms

Songster
12 Years
Mar 18, 2008
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1. Cut square in lid for viewing window

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2. use caulking around cut out area to seal glass viewing window
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3. Install glass

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4. Locate and drill 6 hole in cooler
2 vent holes
2 hole across from each other for exterior operated egg turner

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1 hole for auto water (no need to open lid)
1 small hole for wires
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GopherBoyFarms

Songster
12 Years
Mar 18, 2008
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5. Place pan with sponges in bottom of cooler
(we used caulking to hold pan in place)

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6. Cut and bend wire to fit into the bottom of cooler over pan
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7. Cut hole in wire for auto water tube
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8. place wire into cooler
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Chicabee19

Songster
11 Years
Aug 8, 2008
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can't wait to see this in action. It looks a lot like the one I bought for $10


but ... what's a "water-wiggler"?
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GopherBoyFarms

Songster
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Mar 18, 2008
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water wiggler is a little stupid, hard to find....if not IMPOSSIBLE that causes loss of gas, grey hair, stress, and finally.........finding something else that will work the same.
really its a little toy that you can get for about $1.00 that is about 3 inches long, kinda rubber like and filled with water. There is a hole threw it that you can stick your finger into that is a perfect place to put a probe that acts like the inside of the egg so you can monitor the the temp and humidity of the egg from the inside.
 

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