homemade incubator light bulb question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by browning6, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. browning6

    browning6 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2012
    Winton, California
    I built a incubator out of an old mini-fridge using the cooler-bator design from BYC. I lived in California and hatched hundreds of chicks. i have recently moved to Idaho and fired up my incubator in my garage. unfortunately, it is Feb. and freezing cold. so my incubator is having problems keeping up the temp. I was wondering if anyone with homemade incubators had tried using small reptile heat bulbs to heat their incubator.

    I think that the large heat lamp bulbs would be too hot and intense. but maybe the smaller bulb would work.

    Any ideas?
  2. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 5, 2015
    could you use the heat lamps on the outside? directed at the bator, to help maintain the out side temps?

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