incubator diy project advice please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tony-Woking, May 29, 2012.

  1. Tony-Woking

    Tony-Woking Hatching

    May 5, 2012
    Hi forum

    i am currently building a cabinet incubator i wanted to ask should should the fan be wired direct so its on all the time or should i wire it with a switch?
    Also i want to wire the temperature probe to the heat controller under the middle tray of eggs is this advisable???
    i will have 3 trays of eggs going in i thought 20cm between trays would be enough space is this ok??

    any advice given would be brilliant.


  2. quintinp

    quintinp Songster

    Oct 22, 2010
    Southern Oklahoma
    In my experience, the fan needs to stay on constantly.
    I would think the temperature probe needs to be somewhere around the middle shelf. If you placed it in the top shelf, then the bottom shelf would be a few degrees cooler than the top.
    20 cm sounds great.

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