Making incubator from cooler?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Tuppemor, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. Tuppemor

    Tuppemor Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    I have a beach cooler with heating function, it is quite large, more than large enough to fill my needs.
    My question is, can it be done? What would I need?

    It is a quite standard beach cooler, made of hard plastic interior and a removable top which holds the heating/cooling elements. It can heat or cool the interior to about 20 degrees Celsius (68F) higer/lower than air temperature. Indoor temperature is around 68F or higher during summer, I don't plan to use it during winter.

    I would obviously need to connect a thermostat and put in moisture and temperature meters.

    It is very much like this one.

    Could this be easily and cheaply done by someone who knows their way around electronics? Figure I'll ask my hubby to help if it's not too much work.
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    There are a number of threads on here with step by step instructions on how to do it.

    Do a search.

    There are some awesom examples... especially Miss Prissy's.
  3. DANNY

    DANNY Songster

    Mar 27, 2009
    You will need a fan, heat source and a thermostat either a wafer or electronic incubator thermostat.

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