Home made incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chockenmama, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. chockenmama

    chockenmama In the Brooder

    Jul 4, 2016
    Hi, this is my first time hatching, and diy master (aka my husband) insisted on building his own incubator.
    The incubator is not bad...but i feel that the heat is not constant and the humidity too high- theres no wayer and it reads 45%!
    We have managed to keep the temperature at 38-40°c but i still think its fluctuating too much.
    Any one have any advice or words of wisdom?
  2. Finnie

    Finnie Crowing

    Oct 27, 2014
    My first time hatching was in a diy styrofoam incubator. I had terrible heat fluctuations. It was one of the best hatch rates I've had since. [​IMG]

    I did eventually break down and order one of those stc1000 digital controllers. I wired the first one backwards and fried it. Spent another $16 and did it right. That thing is awesome!

    Do you have a fan in your incubator? That can be a big help in evening out the temp and humidity. And 45% humidity with no water isn't unreasonable if your household humidity is around that range. That depends on your weather, and how hard your furnace is running. (The more my furnace runs, the dryer my house gets.)

    Good luck, have fun, try not to fret more than is necessary. :)
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  3. chockenmama

    chockenmama In the Brooder

    Jul 4, 2016
    Thank you, i dont have a fan but will tell hubby to either get one attached the next time round or to succumb and buy an incubator lol
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    Does he have vent holes? That will help bring the humidity down as well, and is needed for proper air exchange.

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