Homeade incubator temperature

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shellikirbey, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. shellikirbey

    shellikirbey Songster

    Feb 17, 2016
    Eldorado Springs, Mo
    I have a 23 watt bulb in a homeade incubator that I'm wanting to use as a hatcher and the temp is staying to high with lid closed all the way.should I try a lower watt bulb? I can't find a 20 watt bulb..I found a 15 watt one but haven't gotten one..this is a smaller styrofoam cooler or should I get a larger cooler
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2016

  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Songster

    Sep 23, 2015
    Deer park, Washington

    You could use a dimmerswitch. . Make sure you get one that will run lower watts. They have them... Some of the cheaper dimmer switches take 40 watts to run.. so get one that will still operate at low watts

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