Vent holes in homemade bator with pic

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hobbieorb, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. hobbieorb

    hobbieorb Out Of The Brooder

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    I built myself a bator and was curious how mant vent holes I should put in it and where. It is 20"x20"x36". I ordered the heating element and thermostat from cutler and is supposeto be here tomorrow. Found a neat little fan and hope to put it in today.[​IMG]
     
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  2. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would put one in the top, right behind the fan and then one barely under or even with the bottom rack.
    That's how both of my cabinets are set up. Good job, it looks nice.
     
  3. bock

    bock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would put one behind the fan,and one in the middle of the back to evenly circulate the eggs![​IMG]

    P.s goooooood luck, and nice bator,I would have never suspected that was home made![​IMG]
     
  4. hobbieorb

    hobbieorb Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, about what size.
     
  5. chickenrunnin

    chickenrunnin Out Of The Brooder

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    nice looking bator. Great job. I have a homemade one too. Mine is huge and has plexy glass so i can view the inside. Which is nice becuase I am sure i would be in there all the time [​IMG] mine does not have vent holes. It is heated by lights and if i need more heat there are plug ins inside for a hot plate. I keep a pan of water with a sponge in it too for the humidity and there is a thermomether with humidity attached on the inside i can see through the plexy glass. Looks nice, post pics when it complete.
     
  6. hobbieorb

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    Here is a picture with the door closed.[​IMG]
     
  7. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure, but I think mine may be 1 inch. I would have to check.

    chickenrunnin- you have no vent holes? You have to be able to exchange the air around. The eggs will suffocate.
     

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