Heat Source For Homemade Bators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by millebantam, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. millebantam

    millebantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in the process of building my own cabinet style incubator, and I'm trying to figure out the most efficient heat source. I have seen many home-built ones with a porcelain socket and a lightbulb. I'm thinking of canibalizing one of my old Hovabators and mounting the heating element from that up top and incorporating a fan to circulate the air. I'd really appreciate any suggestions that others may have used successfully. Thanks in advance, Jim.
     
  2. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had success with a socket and a spiral fluorescent bulb.
    I used a small computer case fan to circulate the air and had a great hatch with the last button quail eggs I hatched.

    For humidity I simply used jars of water with sponges sticking from the top.
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I tried the heat element out of a foam incubator in my fridge-incubator an it never would get it up to temp. It was out side so it may work in one in the house. I have my thermostat switching a outlet on an off an plugged a hair dryer in to it on low. It kept it steady even in 18* weather. An If it dies I can just plug in a new one.
     

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