Homemade Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by yarnammurt, May 8, 2009.

  1. yarnammurt

    yarnammurt Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been reading posts on here for the past month and got inspired to build my own incubator instead of buying one. I have been working on it for about 3 weeks and it still needs some paint but I thought I would share pix of it with everyone. Thanks for all of the great info!!

    The inside of the incubator was painted with 3 coats of kitchen and bath paint for easy cleaning and to seal the wood.


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    Putting in false wall in back for air circulation.

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    Turning trays made out of metal bed rails and welded to 3/4" steel pipe run through 4 bolt flange bearings on the outside of incubator.

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    Incubator showing flange bearings on outside with the top pipe left long to turn with pipe wrench.

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    1st attempt at hatching eggs.
     
  2. FrenchHen

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    Jan 26, 2009
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    Are you going to submit it to the contest? It looks great, you should!
     
  3. killer

    killer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what are you using to heat and move air in it? looks like a big one. how many eggs you thing it will hold?
     
  4. yarnammurt

    yarnammurt Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought the contest was over?

    Heat is a 600 watt Edison cone heater. Air is moved by a Hoffman 240cfm fan. I have ceramic tiles placed in the bottom for a heat sink. It will hold 576 chicken eggs and about 3400 quail eggs.
     
  5. FrenchHen

    FrenchHen Chicken Ambassador

    Jan 26, 2009
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    Not yet as far as I know. I thought Nifty said it would be open for a few more submissions.
     
  6. killer

    killer Chillin' With My Peeps

    what does a 600 watt Edison cone heater look like?
     
  7. yarnammurt

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    I found this after about 2weeks of looking for a heat source. they can be 400w-1200w
     
  8. yarnammurt

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    The reason I went with the cone is that it will not blow out. It can come on and off for ever v's alight bulb.
     
  9. Dirt Road

    Dirt Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wonderin'
    Where did you find the cone heater?
    How expensive are they?

    Thanks
    Jim
     
  10. Whispering Winds

    Whispering Winds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I was wondering too!!
     

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