homemade incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jgb111, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. jgb111

    jgb111 New Egg

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    hi i am looking to build my own incubator i have a polystyrene box ,glass,hygrometerlight and everything else i just need a thermostat but a cheap one lol or would a dimmer switch work ??? or would it be to hard to keep the temperature right??? i found a thermostat on ebay would this be ok or does anyone have any other good but cheap as possible ways to make an incubator thanks

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390342440400?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I have made two incubators. The first used a 25W light with a thermostat I already happened to have from my reptile keeping days. The second uses a reptile heat pad on a dimmer switch, which worked awesome. Once I got the temp set where I wanted it, I didn't have to make any adjustments for the entire incubation period.

    A dimmer *can* work but keep in mind that if the temperature in your house varies, you will need to adjust the dimmer accordingly.
     
  3. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get yourself a wafer thermostat & you will be happy with it.
     

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