Homemade incubator pics

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ukchickengirl, Sep 25, 2007.

  1. ukchickengirl

    ukchickengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Had to share this - lets hope it sees the chicks out safely [​IMG]

    Outside showing the hydrometer
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    inside looking down through viewing window showing eggs due tomorrow on left and next weeks on right

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    H x
     
  2. Krazy

    Krazy Out Of The Brooder

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    that incubator is really interesting. Is there a thermometer in there?
     
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    Since the humidity needs to be raised to 70% the last 3 days for the first batch, how do you keep it from being too humid for the second batch? [​IMG]
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Nice job.
     
  5. Krazy

    Krazy Out Of The Brooder

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    I think you can raise humidity to 70% and still have an sit for the next week you can just let the humidity drop to 45% for couple days and raise it again so it can dry off a bit.
     
  6. eggchel

    eggchel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Nice job!! I love homemade incubators!


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  7. ukchickengirl

    ukchickengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:yes at the back, level with the eggs but cant be seen on those pics. [​IMG]
     
  8. ukchickengirl

    ukchickengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:once the 1st batch have hatched i'll lower it again and then come sunday when i stop turning again i'll up it again [​IMG]

    H x

    Thanks for your compliments [​IMG]
     
  9. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of curiosity, how did you get your temps to hold steady? I made one and gave it a test run, but one day it spiked at 108! Glad I didn't have real eggs in it!

    I know some people wire up a thermostat, but I know next to nothing about where to find it, or how to wire that up. It is amazing that I found an old lamp with a broken cord and managed to get it spliced and back together w/o burning down my house [​IMG]

    -Meghan
     
  10. ukchickengirl

    ukchickengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've got a plug in dimmer switch which i just adjust until the temp stays about level!

    I got the plans for my bator on ebay, tells you how to wire up a themostat and everything (i couldn't find one that cheap so didnt bother!)

    H x
     

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