Incubator help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by darajosami, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. darajosami

    darajosami Chillin' With My Peeps

    At the moment I have moved the incubator to my room and i put it in a Styrofoam box as i was concerned the box it came in want allowing enough air to circulate, but it makes it so big. Will it be safe to put it in the cardboard box it came in with the foam surrounding it or will it not allow enough air to circulate when I have eggs in it? The instructions say to use the packaging box and foam but as you can see with the picture below it doesn't exactly allow much air around and at night I have to close it up with a book on it (to keep t closed) to keep the temperature at 47.5C.
     
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    There's no picture in your post, could you try again? I'm having a hard time picturing what your talking about. What king of incubator do you have?
    My incubator doesn't go inside of anything and it really is important to leave the vent holes uncovered to allow air flow.
     
  3. Aronia

    Aronia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool...
     
  4. darajosami

    darajosami Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when its in the box with lid open
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    when its in the box with book on top
     
  5. darajosami

    darajosami Chillin' With My Peeps


    Anyone?
     
  6. chickster5003

    chickster5003 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That seems high for the temp it should only be 37.5
     
  7. darajosami

    darajosami Chillin' With My Peeps

    So, I have taken some pics that are more up-to-date so no-one thinks I am overheating it [​IMG]

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    This is how it is during the day This is how it is at night

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    The space around incubator during the day

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    The space around incubator at night

    The only air vents I can find is this, and this is how much I leave it open at the moment.
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    Any advice greatly appreciated otherwise I may just have to wing it when I get fertile eggs and hope for the best [​IMG]
     
  8. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    How does it hold temp outside of the box and styrofoam? I would be a little worried about air flow with that set up. If its pretty stable without all of the extra wrapping, I'd take it out and put it in a closet or other room that keeps stable temp. It probably wouldn't hurt to put some small vent holes in the bottom of the blue box either, since it sort of looks like your vents are only on the top.
     
  9. spotsplus

    spotsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think the air flow would be a concern. The instructions say to put it in the box?
     
  10. darajosami

    darajosami Chillin' With My Peeps


    Yes it does say to put it in the box with packing foam.


    It holds alright, but it drops considerably at night and struggles to get back up. I could try it with only foam around it and see how that goes. On it's own it doesn't hold heat well. To give you an idea, you can see my finger silhouette through the side.
     

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