I'm Building an Incubator - please don't bother asking permission to laugh at me

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DwayneNLiz, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

    23,109
    9,352
    596
    Jun 18, 2013
    NH
    So I have been hemming and hawing about this for awhile. I am sure my friends over at are sick of hearing about it. I was borrowing an incubator from my neighbor for the Spring HAL and hatched out a measly 7 eggs out of 42, daycare had another 12 set, and they hatched none. I was supposed to give the bator back after that but kept it for an extra 4 weeks and threw some polish eggs and joined the May HAL. None hatched. Luckily by being involved with this Hatchalong I was able to enter the contests associated with it and won some incubator parts.

    Thanks to @Sally Sunshine for the ongoing encouragement, and to @Chaos18 for those pieces he donated I am building an incubator. [​IMG] What have i gotten myself into

    This will take awhile, I am a PROcrastinator to say the least. I also don't have a lot of down time to devote to it. It will take many evenings, weekends and even more adult beverages. We will see.



    So here it is so far:

    pieces from Chaos, thanks Chaos
    [​IMG]

    and my progress so far, lol

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG]


    So I have most of the pieces. Th turner arrived from Hong Kong, need to figure out how to put it together.
    I need to find an AC adapter, and buy two 40w light bulbs. Someone is giving me some plexiglass for the lid
    I can't find my soldering iron so will need to get another one of those as well

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    luckily i broke one of the coolers a few years ago and my hubby refuses to throw it away, i have commandeered it for this project :) yay me!

    I'm already overwhelmed
     
    4 people like this.
  2. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

    31,936
    5,723
    536
    Mar 24, 2015
    Slowly Losing it......
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

    23,109
    9,352
    596
    Jun 18, 2013
    NH
    Now I need to tag @BantyChooks and put the wiring images in too
     
  4. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

    45,368
    23,327
    776
    Aug 1, 2015
    North
    My Coop
    :clap
    Can't wait to see how this turns out. :highfive:
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2017
  5. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

    23,109
    9,352
    596
    Jun 18, 2013
    NH
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2016
  6. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Sing Brightly Premium Member Project Manager

    45,368
    23,327
    776
    Aug 1, 2015
    North
    My Coop
    There's no reason to be overwhelmed, you are over thinking it. If you can wire a house, you can wire this. Just watch Rush Lane Poultry's videos again and again and again, that's what I did and it all fell into place after that. I also suggest drawing how it all goes together a few times---that works wonders for self confidence.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2017
  7. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

    23,109
    9,352
    596
    Jun 18, 2013
    NH
    i'll get there, just need time too
     
  8. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

    23,109
    9,352
    596
    Jun 18, 2013
    NH
    i still feel like i am missing parts for it, besides the known missing pieces
     
  9. DwayneNLiz

    DwayneNLiz ...lost... Premium Member

    23,109
    9,352
    596
    Jun 18, 2013
    NH
    So this is from HK and did not come with instructions

    [​IMG] any ideas?
     
  10. Chaos18

    Chaos18 Minion King Premium Member

    31,936
    5,723
    536
    Mar 24, 2015
    Slowly Losing it......
    Heckler & Koch?
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by