plastic tote for an incubator??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crazzzymike13, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. crazzzymike13

    crazzzymike13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just wondering if anyone has ever made an incubator from a plastic tote? I'm thinking about trying. Any advice?? Do I need to insulate it?? I was thinking about buying a sheet of foam and maybe gluing it to the sides of the tote. Or maybe putting it in a card board box. IDK. Please if anyone has tried this give me all the advice you want. If it isn't a good idea feel free to tell me. Tell me what worked and what didn't. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

    Mike
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    It has been done but your better off with a foam box than something uninsulated.
     
  3. crazzzymike13

    crazzzymike13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has anyone ever used spray foam to insulate one?? I wonder if it will stick?
     
  4. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i have --- not easy --- 3 cans of foam --- temp is moderately stable in 60-90 degree indoors temp range
     
  5. wpalmisano

    wpalmisano Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are so many materials that make a better incubator. Styrofoam, wood, insulated coolers, etc.....I do use them (plastic totes) for brooders, but even cardboard is better for a brooder.
     
  6. crazzzymike13

    crazzzymike13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank Ya For the honest advice.
     

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