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Post pics of your homemade incubator

Discussion in 'Quail' started by Valley quail breeder, Mar 18, 2011.

  1. Valley quail breeder

    Valley quail breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, it's (my version) of a custom cabinet bator, and have quite some time in it so far, but just got back from Iowa, and gotta get back in the bator-buildin' mode. Hope to be through with it by next weekend...........the egg-production-line ladies apparently see an economical upswing! Here's a pic of the 40% version.........(and the wife says "the living room's not a shop"..... [​IMG]..............anyway, it's not where I'm doin' my wood-workin':

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  3. Valley quail breeder

    Valley quail breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looking good Randall. Heres another one I'm building from a Beverage cooler with Ranco controls

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  4. millebantam

    millebantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's mine that I built from scratch a while back. I framed it with 1.5x1.5" spruce, and sandwiched 1.5" rigid foam insulation between shower board on the inside and 3/8" oak plywood on the outside. I bought a heater element/fan setup and digital temp control from Petronics to fire it up. I rigged a pvc framed turner for it. It holds temps rock steady forever and I have hatched a bazillion things in it.[​IMG]

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    The digital control.[​IMG]Heater/fan mounted overhead. It's about the size of a Sportsman.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    millebantam, Dam man, you did good!! Thats a fine bator right there... Bill
     
  6. Valley quail breeder

    Valley quail breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's a small cooler bator I made a few years ago holds 100 quail eggs, I have fantastic hatches with this thing probably even more than my cabinet incubator here's a few pics.
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    1 single gang electrical box and 1-120 volt dimmer with a light socket and 60 watt light bulb
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    Small 12 volt computer fan with 12 volt adapter 110ac/12v dc . 1/2 inch conduit running through the center with 1/2" wire for the egg turner. Water tray at bottom with a sponge for humidity.
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  7. millebantam

    millebantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks Bill. These long, cold, New England winters keep me cooped up for months so I go down to the basement and build crap. Keeps me out of jail I suppose.
     
  8. Fat Daddy

    Fat Daddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know exactly what you speak of.... Aint it amazing what a person can dream up to build when left to their own devices... Or stupid crap to do and end up in jail, as you mentioned before... Either way, BEEN THERE, DONE THAT!! [​IMG]

    Just think what we could accomplish if a dozen or so of us had unlimited supply of bologna, beer and money, and spent a couple weeks in Randall's shop... Im bett'in we could turn Quail poop into the next super fuel!!! Or the experiment go horribly wrong and we end up in jail cuz we blew something up...Either way, be a nice change of scenery. Bill
     
  9. joe125

    joe125 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 20, 2010
    Quote:As long as you don't hatch in there you should be fine.

    Just a side note: You should stand that fan off at least a 1/2 inch, so it can suck and blow.
     
  10. Valley quail breeder

    Valley quail breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Upright Freezer Incubator I built.
    And on a side note... Joe, I put spacers behind the fans so they can blow like your mouth does....
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