MY 'BATOR! Updated PICS Pg 1 & 4 ~ PIC HEAVY!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cjeanean, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    It's done!!! Here's some pics, I hope it ends up working out....It's not as big as I wanted, but oh well. It'll hold about two dozen eggs MAX, no extras! Anyways, thanks for looking!

    I changed a bunch of stuff....I have pics of the wiring process on pg 4. All the details are there, except for the tail end of the wiring cause my MIL had to help me. We missed one of the wires, and didn't figure it out till we got to her house. I did draw up a wiring diagram, check it out if you're interested.

    Here it is! This is the setup without the egg rack...

    Here's a shot of the thermostat....I can adjust it even with the egg rack in there...

    And this is the whole setup!!!!
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2008
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    so, doesn't anyone wanna see??? Oh, and I just put the thermo hygrometer in, and the humidity is at 60% and I think I might have screwed up the thermostat I was turning the plastic piece and hubby said I needed to turn the metal part in the center not the plastic. So I might have thrown everything off [​IMG] ......
  3. Bleenstar

    Bleenstar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2008
    Southern California
    Omgsh that is totally cool!! Its a very nice incubator [​IMG] how much did it cost you?
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Hope you get a great hatch! You did an awesome job
  5. austinhart123

    austinhart123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2008
    Los Angeles CA
  6. chickenma

    chickenma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    Great job. I would like to make one.
    Let us know how the hatch goes [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    I didn't have anything lying around that I needed except the ac adapter, so the total cost was about $65 to $70...and that was also because the cheaper products I found online were not available in the store [​IMG] [​IMG] not too bad for a homemade bator, and I still have to get a probe thermometer for the water wiggler. Right now I have one water dish filled up, the small glass one, and the humidity is at an even 60%. I got it to stay steady at about 94.5 degrees, it wouldn't go under 94.4 or above 94.9, so I hope that kind of consistency will do it. I think I'm gonna keep the little hygrometer I bought and use that as a second humidity reader, cause I wanna make sure my instruments are correct. Hubby is so proud of me! He laughed and said it looks really good, not nearly as ghetto as the construction attempts we made for the coops LOL! Those coops are redneck-coop-of-the-year winners!!! The inside of the bator got scratched up a bit trying to get the hardware cloth in, but other than that it's pretty good looking, if I do say so myself!!!
  8. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    Looks great! [​IMG] Isn't it such a great feeling to have made it yourself! [​IMG]
  9. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Yes, guitarists, it is!!! I love knowing that I did it all by myself.....Okay, so I had the wiring diagram pulled up on the computer screen the whole time...and I got BYC help last night with the adapter....and the whole idea was from MissPrissy's post....BUT other than that it was all by myself!!! I can't wait to get the temp thing leveled out and figured out and to get my eggies!!! Hopefully by this weekend (8 days from now) I'll have a bator full!!!
  10. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    LOL Yeah.... thank goodness for Miss Prissy and wiring diagrams! I second that! [​IMG] But since building mine, I don;t know that I will ever invest in a manufactured one [​IMG]

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