Homemade Incubator Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PortugalBreeder, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently made one incubator, but although it has a PC fan I'm having an hard time keep all places of the incubator at the same temp. Would be a problem to have places in the incubator at 98.7F and some at 100F?
     
  2. nurseshelly

    nurseshelly Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
    Gilbert AZ
    Quote:Have you tried adding another fan? It might help. Also you could put an egg carton in the incubator, and then put the thermometer on top of that. Then you could see how the temp is on top of "eggs" kind of and see if it is better. With my home made wine cooler incubator, the temp on the racks where the eggs are fluctuates about half a degree from 99.5. If I had the thermometer in front of the light bulbs, I'm sure it would be way hot (I did it once and it was 106 in front of the light bulbs), but I don't ever have eggs that low, and there are 6 fans in the incubator (the way the wine cooler came). So, where the eggs are, the temp is perfect.
     
  3. PortugalBreeder

    PortugalBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Have you tried adding another fan? It might help. Also you could put an egg carton in the incubator, and then put the thermometer on top of that. Then you could see how the temp is on top of "eggs" kind of and see if it is better. With my home made wine cooler incubator, the temp on the racks where the eggs are fluctuates about half a degree from 99.5. If I had the thermometer in front of the light bulbs, I'm sure it would be way hot (I did it once and it was 106 in front of the light bulbs), but I don't ever have eggs that low, and there are 6 fans in the incubator (the way the wine cooler came). So, where the eggs are, the temp is perfect.

    I didn't explained myself well, I meant that some eggs are at 98.7F and some at 100F. I made a dummy egg with a water balloon and put the thermometer tip inside it and used that dummy egg to check the temps in several places.
    And the worst is that the temps change when the tray are turned.[​IMG]
    I guess I need more fans like you said.
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2011

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