My new incubator(they're hatching)pics, final numbers

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by redneck, Sep 9, 2007.

  1. redneck

    redneck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got the itch to build another incubator. I had a 12 volt cooler that I never used anymore. I took it apart and started building. I used a hot water heater element, Accurite temp/humidity, and a water wiggler. I also scavenged another pc fan.
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    I set 30 eggs 12 Road Island Reds, 12 Black Stars, and 6 Bantams.
     
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  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW....I wish i was that ambitious!!!!! Nice job!
     
  3. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    So how does it perform?

    How will you adjust Rh?
     
  4. redneck

    redneck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is very stable on the temp. I have got it between 99.1 and 100 degrees. It takes very little water to raise the humidity. I have to keep all the vents open. I set all the eggs on the 5th of Sept.
     
  5. Krazy

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    AHH! I see a bow arrow [​IMG]. Very nice work! I'm also trying to make an custom incubator.
     
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  6. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Red, how did you handle ventalation? It looks really good. Will you take the eggs out of the carton on day 18?
     
  7. Keisha

    Keisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That looks really good! I hope you have a good hatch. [​IMG]
     
  8. redneck

    redneck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several 1/2 inch holes. 2 in front 1 in the side. I will get some pics of the sides. As far as the humidity, I have a false bottom I have a small bowl under the Styrofoam floor. I can poor water through the floor to fill the bowl. When my eggs hatch I will take a few pics of the floor. I will take the eggs out at day 18.
     
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  9. Krazy

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    wont the eggs near the light be over the temperature since the light bulb becomes really hot and its really close to the egg
     
  10. redneck

    redneck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a fan that circulates the air, i hope that will help. I moved the water wiggler around in the bator for a few days and my temps were pretty constant.
     

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