Heat source for DIY incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LaurynRose, May 9, 2016.

  1. LaurynRose

    LaurynRose Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I made a DIY foam incubator and have a twenty five watt light bulb in it and it is supposed to last 500 hours. I have had it in for twenty four but I feel it is running out. Not the first time either. Does anyone know why or have other suggestion for heat source?
     
  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use light bulbs for mine I alway use 2.one has 2 40 watt that i use with a dimmer....I also have a 12volt one the I have 3 12volt 18 watt bulbs... they work great.. your 25 watt may not be enough idk.. you should always have 2 in there.. what's happening if 1 burns out... you still got one that could save your eggs until you replace it.
     
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    Rod-T Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 40s was too much that's why I used dimmer..
     

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