My DIY incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Madison1, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. Madison1

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    Just put 180 eggs in my DIY bator. Holds 240. It's the false back design. I plan on putting a wood cabinet around it that will lift off for easy cleaning or design modifications. Nothing real original here. I want to do ostrich at some point so I built the turner rather than buying the off the shelf 41 egg turners. I used 1/2 conduit and two hole straps for cheap "bearings". So far so good as one $15 turner motor is turning all 180 eggs. It's still a little rough but we will look better when I get the cabinet done. So far the temp is well controlled and the humidity is as well although the digital controler reads dryer than it is I just have to compensate for it.

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  2. WalnutHill

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    Nice looking incubator!
     
  3. Madison1

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    Thanks Walnuthill! I can't wait see how the first hatch goes!
     
  4. dragasn

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    Looks good. What motor did you use?
    Walnuthill that's the plastic trays I was talking bout switching to from wood
     
  5. Madison1

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    following, I love these diy incubator posts!
     
  8. dragasn

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    Ok thx Madison1 That's the motor I was going to use but they said it wasn't big enough & tried selling $50 one. Go figure lol. Nice set up.
     
  9. Madison1

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    I will say it's impossible to tell if this motor is working hard or not and I worry about it a little. Will probably order another to have on hand or put one motor for each of the two trays.
     
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  10. dragasn

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    I thought bout maybe having one on each side of the tray. If can get them synchronized? I haven't ordered it yet so don't know if you can
     

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