Home Built Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MarineCorpFarmr, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I broke down and built an incubator yesterday.
    Parts list :
    Old Coleman cooler
    zoo-med hygrotherm digital temp controller
    ceramic base clamp-lamp light fixture w/ clamp
    red incandescent heat bulb
    12v pc fan
    12v power source
    lexan for the window
    2 steel L brackets for mounting


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    Thats the parts.

    After about an hour we have this:

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    Yes the only pc fan I could get was a blue lit one.


    Sawzall to cut out the window, drill to mount the brackets for the fan.
    The bulb is held in place by the modified clamp lamp clamp, run through the side of the cooler.

    Any Questions please ask :)
     
  2. griffinkid02

    griffinkid02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like this a lot. Marking to find later
     
  3. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First eggs being set

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  4. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Luck, I hope you enjoy your homemade incubator.
     
  5. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! Right now with most of our hens being young I'm really wanting to see whats fertile and whats not. Breeding pens and a separate duck pen (before they are split into breeding pens in spring) are the next projects, and then a separate smaller run for the banties.
     
  6. Curlymg

    Curlymg Out Of The Brooder

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    This looks awesome! Marking for later. How's it going so far?
     
  7. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just candled a few tonight on day 9. All looks good, nice veining nice dark embryos :)
     
  8. Curlymg

    Curlymg Out Of The Brooder

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    That's great to hear! Post pics when they hatch! I'm curious as to how many will make it.
     
  9. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last hatch 30 chicks 1 quitter 4 duds

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  10. Cajun Chooks

    Cajun Chooks Out Of The Brooder

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    Congrats on the hatch, it looks like you have it set perfect.
     

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