Incubator Ideas? *I'm Back*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by thatduckguyy, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. thatduckguyy

    thatduckguyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys! I am gonna start hatching again in the spring time, jw if anyone had some incubator ideas? Thanks!
     
  2. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my Brinsea, it keeps temperatures steady and i've had great hatches from it.
     
  3. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You talking about homemade incubators?, because I love to help people with their homemade incubators. I have two on my page that I made last winter, and I made a fridge incubator in Summer 2011.
     
  4. yea...what above said, lol
    It is loads of fun. As matter of fact I am looking for an old dorm fridge as we speak (since I looked at that page) My little cooler bator only holds 7 eggs. And my larger one 12 eggs
     
  5. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm starting on a new one. I got a mini freezer I guess it is what it is. Ordered a heating element from Incubator Warehouse and have several fans here to choose from. I got a electronic thermostat and a wafer thermostat for a backup. I am trying to figure out how much airflow I need so I can make a choice on which fan to use.

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  6. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the heating element the type with the coil, and the porcelain holders. Is it the Flex-Watt. I like the thermostats you have for the incubator. Depending on how nice you would like the incubator too look. I would use 2 small metal desk fans pointing down from the top. Or you could buy one like the ones they put in Sportman incubators.
     
  7. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 fans like that is in the Sportsman but better quality. They are Dayton fans. In this incubator I will install the coil with the 6 ceramic holders. It will have a false back so it gets complete circulation. I have built several in the last few weeks but sold them when I showed them off. I am going to keep this one. I am seriously thinking about making this a part time hobby. I actually made a few bucks.
     
  8. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would use the 2 dayton fans in the top corners of the incubator.
     
  9. TedJan92_in_Idaho

    TedJan92_in_Idaho Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think 1 will do it. they move 150-200 cubic feet of air per minute. I'm think that it is almost to much
     
  10. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, if you are making them and selling them, you don't want to use things that aren't necessary, and 2 probably aren't necessary, but I forgot that you sold these incubators. I also didn't think for a minute about the size of this freezer you are using. I bet putting it in the top right corner would be good though, blowing air down. As for the turners, I have never used the GQF turners, I am accustom to the hand turning mechanism I have in my cooler incubator, and the Little Giant egg turners.
     

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