homemade incubator

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  1. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    please post pictures.[​IMG]
     
  2. slvrphoenix

    slvrphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok, I'll go check it out
     
  4. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Homemade Cooler bator. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fridge incubator. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. nightowl223

    nightowl223 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Starting mine today... this was an old BIG ice chest that has seen better days. I may need two bulbs to get the temps up where they need to be, though.

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    Three turners I made from old, unneeded tent poles, zip ties, egg cartons, and duct tape. Here, only two are put together. Hey, I had them laying around, why not put them to work? [​IMG]
    Yeah, I know the eggs are grimy ones...they're my test-pilots. They'll be treats for one or another critter around here after I get this thing set properly.

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    It already had the hole in the top - for a handy hatch to access goodies. I had a piece of plexiglass that fit perfect. [​IMG]

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    Yes, that's pink/red/orange/yellow tie-die colored duct tape. [​IMG] Hey, it's for chicks, right? [​IMG]


    It's sitting at 88 degrees F and 59% humidity, after being on for about 2 hours... I'm thinking it's too big for one lightbulb, at least of the size I'm using...
    This was taken at slightly less than 2 hours. Taking ~forever~ to warm up. *sigh* [​IMG]

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  7. moetrout

    moetrout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gotta love a woman that's not afraid to build something like this! Looks like you are on your way. Keep this post updated with your progress. I haven't built mine yet. I was suppose to do it yesterday, but we lost power. With any luck I'll get to it today.
     
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  8. nightowl223

    nightowl223 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. :) I'm all the time building one project or another... you'd probably be surprised how many various things I've built. [​IMG]

    I've got the temps right on the money, it appears. 100 F for 18 hours straight, using two different kinds of acurite thermometers, one with a hygrometer. One bulb is doing the job. [​IMG] Had to adjust the water container size twice so far, but it looks like I've got the right combination, now. [​IMG]
     
  9. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you please give me a run down of how you made this little fridge bator? I have one and am scared to death of converting it into a bator, I have made 5 styrofoam ones and they work great!!! One question is: did you just cut into the front fridge with a sawzall for the window???
    And of course I have a bunch of others maybe I will PM you
    Ayda
     

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