how big the vent holes be on the incubator?

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  1. Chickenfarmer 1-2-b

    Chickenfarmer 1-2-b Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am about to finish the incubator. Just dont know how big the vent holes should be. Also what is best to use for cutting the holes? I am using the styrofoam ice chest. Thinking of putting 4 vents holes in. any suggestion is appreciated.
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  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I would say about 0.3 inch. With a plug. You might want to put a 2nd hole in there.
     
  3. The Chicken Lady

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  4. CajunChick

    CajunChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used an apple corer...not the kind you push down on the apple though [​IMG] It kinda looks like a vegetable peeler. It cut perfect holes in the styro and you are left with perfect plugs too. I'm using tape to cover my vent holes though...so you can only cover a small area if need be. I hope this makes sense! Good luck to ya!!
     

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