Incubator/better designs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicken man15, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Chicken man15

    Chicken man15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all!
    I have made a incubator out of a large fridge! It has heat(light bulbs) and humidity under the fridge that blows out the bottom and then is sucked off the top! The problem is cold spots, my trays are solid(no air flow) and the trays tip from back and front. So the trays block and change air flow.
    I’m likely going to change them to trays that allow for air flow. Please any good ideas you have,much appreciated!
     
  2. Welshies

    Welshies Overrun With Chickens

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    Use fans to circulate air :)
     
  3. Chicken man15

    Chicken man15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I post photos I put photos in an album but...
     
  4. Chicken man15

    Chicken man15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two fans in there circulating
     
  5. FLKYZach

    FLKYZach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not one for incubators but correct me if I'm wrong maybe add another heating element in the middle? Or top with fans blowing the air up and down. But the incubator looks amazing with that full front window!
     
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  6. The Moonshiner

    The Moonshiner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use these....
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    Got them on Amazon. Rite farm products brand.
    You can see from pic when they're full all you get for air flow is the holes between the eggs. It really wasn't enough with the height your blowing air. My solution was to not fill them completely. I leave 4 or 6 spots empty.
    Still not perfect but the bigger you go the harder it is to heat evenly.
    I'm looking for ideas on more even circulation myself. Hoping to make a walk in incubator in the next year.
     
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  7. Chicken man15

    Chicken man15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so what I plan on doing is sticking a large fan in the back that blows in the middle so that the air has to go through the eggs and it will kinda stir the air inside...I’ve seen it on commercial models.
    Any thoughts on this?
    Has anyone tried a heating element in a humidity pan for humidity?
    I made a humidifier that spins discs in water to expose more water to create humidity. But it wasn’t enough for the hatch.
     
  8. Chicken man15

    Chicken man15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will also do something different with those boxes
     
  9. Chicken man15

    Chicken man15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    9D91E78B-ED56-497A-9A8F-D73FC9EFD81D.png 03185D35-E26A-47BD-955E-4C323C5478C1.jpeg Here’s a few pics
     
  10. northdakotaoutfitting.com

    northdakotaoutfitting.com Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like your controller. All in one unit. Where did you get it?
     

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