pics of my homemade cabinet incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenwing661, Jan 15, 2013.

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    I'm using an incukit 100w and a 25w light. Using a fan to force air.
    I put thermometer on top shelf and it reads 100° but when I out thermometer on the bottom tray it reads 97°
    Will this be a problem?
     
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    Anyone help me here?
     
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    Sorry I cant see the pictures but if the top says 100 and the bottom 97 I would guess it would be ok if you rotated the eggs, say you turn them three times a day , can you put the ones on top on the bottom each time you turn so they each have a few hours of 100 and of 97?
    As long as the temps are stable and they dont spike up then I think its doable , do you have eggs you can test hatch , local fresh eggs so that age , weather and shipping wont be a factor? Maybe post in your local state thread here and see if anyone is close enough to you.
    Try posting pictures again. Hopefully somone with more experaince wth a cabnate type will help , find marinecorpfarmer he made a cabnate type maybe he can help.
    RIght now Im experamenting with a cheap chic bator , on the outside edge its 96 , its 98 on the middle and 101 or so on the indside closet to the bulb , when I turn the eggs I also rotate them around so one isnt always further away or closest so they get all the heat zones but Im only on day 3 so I cant report progress yet. All I know is that a degree or two lower is less likley to harm the eggs then a few degrees to high.
    Keep us updated.
    Oh is the light diffrent on the top then on the bottom. IF so maybe switch it out so you have two 60 watt bulbs instead of what you have or even 40 watts but that would depend on how big it is so I would need pictures its just a thought.
    GOod luck
     
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    I posted the pic again. Not sure why you can't see it. I can see it fine.
     
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    O yeah. It stands 24" tall 24" deep and 18" wide. Incukit is in the middle on top with an extra fan on back wall to help circulate.
     
  9. gabrielle1976

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    It looks good , Nice job. I think it was my computer that was haveing issues with pictuers I had to restart . What way is the fan faceing.
     
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    Fan is in the back facing the door
     

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