Placement Of Vent Holes

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by saddlebags, Nov 4, 2007.

  1. saddlebags

    saddlebags Out Of The Brooder

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    I couldnt help myself I finally had to build an incubator after reading posts on the forum. Its almost completely finished I just was wondering were to drill my vent holes.Dimensions are 21"x23" 12"high.And I have I have a fan for air movement .Should the hole be drilled in the back at the bottom or top and what size should the be? I will add pics when I get the top back on after it dries.Thanks for your help.

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  2. Mareloo

    Mareloo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read somewhere that you need 2 vent holes on each panel. One near the top and one under the eggs. I haven't seen any bators on this site.. LOL, not anywhere.. with so many vents, but it works for me in my small bators. As long as you make a plan to be able to close them.

    You be the judge!

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  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    If you've ever seem the foam ones, they have several 1/8" holes all around the bottom, drilled maybe 1/4" off the floor so water doesn't run out. I have several holes in ours with one 1" one near the top that I can plug with a wine cork to let out humidity as well
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have several small ones for air circulation near the bottom and two 3/4 inch holes at the top that I plug with corks for humidity control.

    That is a good looking 'bator! Wooohooo go you!

    Good luck!
     
  5. saddlebags

    saddlebags Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks again for the help guys now I have to get some eggs to try this thing out [​IMG]
     

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