I just set 71 eggs on a regrigerator/incubator i just built....Pics inside!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rgvchicks, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. rgvchicks

    rgvchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    neighbor was dumping his old refridgerator for the city to pick up. as soon as he went back inside i headed outside and dragged that old sucker to my garage and started working on it.....nothing fancy just gutted it out, added two light sockets at the bottom with 2 100 wat bulbs ...two fans i bought at the flea market....3 different thermometers....1 waffer thermolstat i bought on ebay....and boom....temp at 99-100 and humidity at a steady 33%.....got 71 eggs from my next door neighbor's farm ...hatch date march 28
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    Last edited: Mar 24, 2012
  2. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW Love it!!!
    Ayda
     
  3. redhen689

    redhen689 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, Nice!
     
  4. ambrosia

    ambrosia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Holy Cow!!! [​IMG] My husband just peeked over my shoulder and said, "don't even think about it"...


    mu-ha-ha-ha... I may have to take a trip to the dump!!!
     
  5. mamazta

    mamazta Just Hatched

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    it is great. Now I find my weekend project Thank you.
     
  6. curranchickens

    curranchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks amazing! What did you do for ventilation? And shouldn't you have a bowl of water in there for the humidity? Was it hard to cut the window in the door? I have an old dorm room size frige that i am thinking about turning into an incubator....
     
  7. Sunflowergirl

    Sunflowergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say "WOW"!!! too! [​IMG]
     
  8. rgvchicks

    rgvchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello....for ventilation i drilled a several holes on top with a 1 inch drill bit........for humidity i use the dry method which has worked great for me on my last 3 hatches since feb 20....i always keep humidity at around 30%for the first 18 days and then bump it up to around 75%. I'll be adding the water container on the top shelve just above the light bulbs but that will be until day 19.....cutting the window is quite easy with an electric circular saw the metalic (aluminum i think) sheet is real thin after that is just insulation and plastic which you can cut with a knife......a friend of mine liked it and is bringing his own old dorm romm size fridge and wants me to make him one also....i'll put some pics of his bator once i start on it....thanks....and good luck in your project


     
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  9. 3LilBirds

    3LilBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ooooh nice! I have a frig just sitting in my garage...hmmmmm
     
  10. curranchickens

    curranchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would live to see pics of the dorm size one that you make! Make sure you post on this thread when you are done with a link to the pics if you do not post directly on here!
     

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