How do I control the temperature in the incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Joey8765, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Joey8765

    Joey8765 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm building a home-made incubator (out of wood) and so far so good, but one little problem... the heat fluctuates too much. it goes from 99.0 to 101.3
    is this alright?
    i've been monitoring it for like the whole day to see how far and how low it goes.

    what's this i hear about a thermostat?
    how do they work?
    how do you wire them to the light bulbs?

    any answers greatly appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. Joey8765

    Joey8765 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  3. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Here is a simple drawing

    And here is a good BYC post for a home built bator

    Upload some pics of what you are working with.
     
  4. Joey8765

    Joey8765 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here are a couple of photos

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    and heres a cute photo just to liven up your day!! [​IMG]
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