My diy incubator.

Discussion in 'DIY / Self Sufficiency' started by blayt90, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    This is my attempt at building a incubator. I am using a VFD enclosure that was going to be trashed. So far I have welded up the holes where the power was run to and from it. I also welded up the fan openings on the back and top that were used to cool off the internals. I cut the openings to circulate the air inside and I have test fitted the fan and screen I plan on using. I have also build a cover for the large opening that is on the tunnel that will house my heater, humidifier input, controller and fan. And suggestions are very welcome. I do plan on cleaning it up and painting it. 5C6F52D8-FE5C-484B-B461-591BD067F663.jpeg 94C6FE28-D9C8-4B7A-907C-5F0625CF3B3F.jpeg 62B23815-F6A1-4A19-853D-53EA6D4AB707.jpeg 7B33D64A-12F5-47FF-BF92-C3E216046E95.jpeg 02C3AD75-BC6D-4D8D-8F44-C1754DEADCF0.jpeg F122B1AD-F57D-4800-9265-4334E68BF0C0.jpeg 6F854FD2-4616-45B3-9799-E24B00B77A0A.jpeg
     

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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Interesting I'll follow...:frow
     
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  3. Danelo

    Danelo Hatching

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    Hmm...it's interesting.I will save it myself for the future:D
     
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  4. AngieMaesChix

    AngieMaesChix Songster

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    Following...Have ya done any more work on it? My bf just built me my first out of a Coleman cooler using it for the first time this weekend setting some Barred Rocks!! Have an old Pepsi Cooler bf said he would also turn into one for me..Could hold a lot more PLUS I’m thinking the bigger for days 1-18 and use the cooler for lockdown..try some staggered hatching later possibly...best of luck
     
  5. blayt90

    blayt90 Crowing

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    No I have not done anything else yet. Still trying to decide on controller for temp/ humidity and figure out controls for the egg turner .
     
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  6. archeryrob

    archeryrob Chirping

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    They use these to control fridges for dry curing meats. Not sure it's helpful here as they use vaporizers for humidity and they won't fit in your cabinet.

    I used this one for temperature to control a window air conditioner to run a deer walk in cooler. It would control a heater with the relay. Humidity you might just have to try a water bowl and see.

    This one look promising.

    Small atomizer but runs on low voltage so you have to deal with the wall wart somewhere.
     

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