Making a home made incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by countrygirl911, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. countrygirl911

    countrygirl911 Songster

    Jun 17, 2010
    hi i am going to attempt to make a home made incubator and wanted to know what light bulb WATT do i need. I bough a little incubator but did not realize how small and it says hold 3 eggs but i only think it will hold one. Any help will be greatly appreciated
  2. perolane

    perolane Songster

    Jun 20, 2010
    I've never used that method, but I've read that the wattage of the bulb depends on the size of the incubator. You will have to use different size bulbs, check temps, & then determine which one gets your temp to the proper range. Once that's decided...keep extras on hand for when the bulb burns out & quickly replace.

  3. kjhowe77

    kjhowe77 Chirping

    May 27, 2010
    Broome County, NY
    I just built my first homemade bator and I am testing it out now while I wait for eggs. It is in a small Styrofoam cooler. I am using a 34 watt bulb now and it seems to be ok. I do have a 60 watt I may try but the 34 seems to work.

    Good luck!

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