How important is the little fan in the incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DangerChickenHouse, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used a cooler and a light bulb. How important is a fan?

    I have air holes.
     
  2. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fan keeps the air temp. even through out the incubator.
     
  3. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With my experience, air fans have 0 importance to me. However, i also have a small enough incubator where the temp is the same throughout the entire incubator. I personally just find no need for them.
     
  4. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It really depends if you are using a thermostat, and if you are using a styro-foam incubator. The fan circulates the air, and keeps one spot in the incubator from getting really hot. In a Little Giant, or Hovabator, that uses the metal ring heating element, the fan isn't needed (AS MUCH)

    But, in a homemade incubator, the fan is really needed.
     

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