My first homade incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shanebeas, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. shanebeas

    shanebeas Out Of The Brooder

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    ok i built my first homade cabnet incubator set my eggs last night i had an old!!!!!!!! and i mean old !!!!!!!!! GQF cabnet incubator one of the first ones they built i designd it off of that one and the dickeys i already had some lg auto turners so i put them to use and come up with this.yes it is large and alot of dead space in it but i did that for a reason so if later on i wanted to add more turners i can now all i have to do is build the hatching trays it has 3 turners and 3 hatching trays.
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    and these were born today they are still hatching they are buff orpingtons and rir
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    Last edited: Mar 27, 2009
  2. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    WOW! That is a fantastic incubator. Nice nice nice!
     
  3. hobbieorb

    hobbieorb Out Of The Brooder

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    I built myself an incubator on the same principle as yours, but i am having an awful time heating it. I bought an GQF electronic thermostat and heating element, not there fan, I thought I had a nice fan but I can only heat it to 90 degrees. The element works nice till the fan is on, and the fan cools the element to much (I think). does your fan move much air (blows fast or hard) ? Any advice would be greatly needed. Hers is a picture of mine without the heating works.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    no one has asked so i will whats up with the eggs on the bottom lol anyways nice looking bator sure beats the styroafoam ones next to it
     
  5. jnjross

    jnjross Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2008
    edwards, ms
    omg , hatch much? [​IMG]
     
  6. bcboy

    bcboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice job!!!Thanks for posting your homemade incubator. Can you tell us what kind of fan you used and where you bought it? Same with the heating coil. Thanks for your time.
     
  7. Hawgon

    Hawgon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I built mine out of a free wine fridge off craigslist.....I added the insulation wrap as well a 250w Incukit from Incubator Warehouse.....I have made several changes and love it....I hope to do some bigger hatches for others this coming spring and will keep everyone updated but they are surprisingly easy to build and fun! I hope to find another fridge soon as I have had alot of people asking about purchasing one so I hope to maybe make a little extra $ on the side....Best of Luck to you all.....

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  8. bcboy

    bcboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for posting pictures of the inside of your incubator!!!
    Please keep the pictures them coming ans let us know what you use to make them.
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  9. ftwchopper

    ftwchopper Out Of The Brooder

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    It looks like shanebeas is using the gqf fan assembly and wafer thermostats.Nice incubator ! I bet it was 1/3 the cost building that one vs a new gqf sportsman.
     
  10. bcboy

    bcboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please post some pictures of the inside of the GGF. Thanks again.[​IMG]
     

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