Home made incubator with turner

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by abritton77, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. abritton77

    abritton77 Chirping

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    Its only going to turn every couple hours. I havent got all of the parts yet, I just had to see if it would work.
     
  2. abritton77

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    Quote:It may be too big... Its an 8'' fan and has 3 speeds and on low it doesn't move too much air. It doesn't exhaust to the outside, I havent put the back or front on it yet. I think that I am going to make the entire back a door just like the front so that I can get to the turner for repairs if needed.
     
  3. The back of mine is a small door to the top chamber only so I can change light bulbs, or a fan without opening the egg chamber. .....stan
     
  4. abritton77

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    I got it trimmed out for the doors today. Heres is some pics of my progress.
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  5. doxies1

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    Quote:The more tilt you can get without spilliing eggs, the better. Brinsea octo gives you 42.2 and that is more than most of the tilt truners. I don't think I'd go farther than that.
    I'm trying out a Brower top hatch. It completely turns the eggs. (As opposed to a "tilter-turner") I have heard this is better for peafowl eggs, so I'm giving it a chance.. I'm trying to figure how to make one to go in my DIY cabnet bator. Shouldn't be to hard to fabricate.
     
  6. abritton77

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    Quote:The more tilt you can get without spilliing eggs, the better. Brinsea octo gives you 42.2 and that is more than most of the tilt truners. I don't think I'd go farther than that.
    I'm trying out a Brower top hatch. It completely turns the eggs. (As opposed to a "tilter-turner") I have heard this is better for peafowl eggs, so I'm giving it a chance.. I'm trying to figure how to make one to go in my DIY cabnet bator. Shouldn't be to hard to fabricate.

    I saw one that rolls the eggs on youtube that pushes and pulls a table under the eggs using a piece of all thread.
     
  7. abritton77

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    I will be getting off of work early today and hope to be able to get the incubator finished this weekend. Cant wait to get it loaded, I just ordered some eggs off of ebay and am going to gather up a few more doz for its first hatch.
     
  8. abritton77

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    Well I got the doors on and the glass put in. Did a little bit of the electrical but still waiting on the limit switches to come in.
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  9. abritton77

    abritton77 Chirping

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    Still wating on the limit swithces to come in, but plan to load her up this weekend. I'm saving my eggs and expect to have a couple doz and I have a couple other people saving me eggs. I should have at least 100 or so to put in. I got some golden campines coming that I am pretty excited about.
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2011
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    I got it loaded up last night. I got about 50 eggs in it and gonna try to put allot more in this weekend.
     

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