Homemade Bator, pan of water for humidity in top OK?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jades Chickens, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Jades Chickens

    Jades Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I am making a Incubator out of an old cooler and was thinking of putting the pan of water on the top of a shelf above the eggs. What do you folks think? Do you think that it would work fine or should I just put it in the bottom. Thanks alot. I can't wait to get it working. [​IMG]
     
  2. Bacchus

    Bacchus Out Of The Brooder

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    Are you making a still air bator or a forced air bator? I'd think that a forced air bator would work just fine with the water pan on top.
     
  3. Jades Chickens

    Jades Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am putting a computer fan in it for air circulation.
     
  4. Bacchus

    Bacchus Out Of The Brooder

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    I think that would be fine... Just be sure the computer fan is not under powered. I bought a cheap voltage-adjustable AC adapter to maintain my desired speed. But in short, the humidity and heat should be circulated by the fan.
     
  5. Jades Chickens

    Jades Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bacchus, Thank you very much for your response. I appriciate the help.
     
  6. twigg

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    Quote:It will be fine. Make sure the fan blows across the surface of the water.
     
  7. cgmccary

    cgmccary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My homemade bator is like that and works great.
     

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