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Homemade Incubator *Pics!*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 77horses, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    OK I am still testing the incubator with different methods. Here's the results and info:(this is when I only had 2 air holes)

    1st try: bottom of bator
    *2 air holes near the top(both were open)
    *water wiggler highest temp: 103*F.
    *Hum. 30-40% with some warm water in bowl
    *Fan running, pointing towards light bulb(on the opposite side of light)


    1st try: top pf incubator
    *2 air holes near the top(both open)
    *water wiggler temp: 100-101*F
    *Hum. 30-40%
    *Fan running, pointing towards light bulb(on the opposite side of light)



    Then, since the temp. was a bit too high in the bottom, I cut 2 more holes closer to the bottom. So now I have 4. Right now I'm testing it again in the bottom, with 1 plug in a top hole and 1 plug in a bottom hole. So, there's one open plug in the top and one near the bottom. I'm testing it right now, and I will post results when the temp. becomes steady.
    Any thoughts or advice? How does it look right now?
    Also, I'm going to see what happens without the fan running.
     
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    Here are the pics: [​IMG]


    whole incubator pic:
    [​IMG]


    this is where the fan is, along with the water wiggler that I made:
    [​IMG]



    this is the light bulb, along with the water wiggler:
    [​IMG]


    and here's the egg turner that I made:
    [​IMG]
     
  3. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    [CONFIDENTIAL]
    OK after a half hour or so, the temp is up to 90.6*F and is slowly rising once and a while. So far, so good?
     

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