Incubator help?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chicken man15, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. Chicken man15

    Chicken man15 Out Of The Brooder

    11
    1
    26
    Jan 20, 2015
    Hi,My incubator is styrofoam and I was wondering if I put two 40 watt bulbs in it if it would be way to quick to heat up?
    The incubator is 15" wide by 20" long and 1ft deep and I hope to have a wafer thernostat in the incubator.
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

    10,452
    297
    298
    May 24, 2014
    BYC? Epic <3
    My Coop
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Try it. Run your incubator for 2 or 3 solid days of testing before ever considering placing eggs in it. I use a few small water bottles to simulate the bio mass of two dozen eggs while testing.

    Be sure to place two thermometers in the box while testing, watching carefully what each is reporting. They may disagree a bit on what the temp is.

    You didn't say, but i'm assuming you have a circulation fan, possibly a computer fan to move the air?
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    82,358
    10,054
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Fred knows his chickens. So I will just say Welcome to the flock, hope you enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do.
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    28,339
    4,263
    516
    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X2 on Fred's Hens.
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    23,605
    1,314
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Fred's Hens' gave you some good advice. Good luck with your incubator!
     
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    20,569
    1,158
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Fred's Hens has given you some good advice! It doesn't hurt to try and see if it works; if it ends up working, you have a useful incubator. If not, you haven't invested a lot of time in it and can get another incubator.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,794
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. Book Em Danno25

    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    36,684
    4,699
    566
    Feb 18, 2011
    Ohio
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Good luck with your incubator.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by