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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stephanie1992, Sep 19, 2011.
how do u build a quick easy and small incubator? what do u use for heating?
In the Learning center here at the BYC Home page, there are incubator pages. Check out mine, too.
Use light bulb for heat.
can u make one out ofa carbord box, a bowl of water and a light bulb?
I've heard of people using a styrofoam or regular cooler. I wouldn't think a cardboard box would work well.
I just built a homemade incubator using Rush Lane's design. I had great help from him also when I had a question
Here is his web site: http://www.rushlanepoultry.com/cooler_incubators_page.htm
He has a full videos with step by step instructions on building one with a GQF wafer thermostat and one with a water heater thermostat.
I have it running right now with 7 eggs in it and it works great: I only get 1° variance.
The one piece of advise I recomend is make sure you get a [ulower][/u] water heater thermostat. I started out with an upper and the temp variance was over 6°.
here is a picture of mine:
The wafer thermostats are more reliable. I used to use a lower wter heater thermostat but since I got the wafer I'm glad I got it.Wit the wafer you won't have to drill any excess holes in it to make it more acurate.Just set it & forget it. You see the wafer wired between the lights.