want to DIY a small 'bator, pics please

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  1. farmerChef

    farmerChef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to build a small incubator, possibly from a cooler. Can you please post how you hade yours and a few pics, maybe some helpful hints and tricks too?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Leah and peeps

    Leah and peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have seen in the coop design section, there is a area of homemade bators you might want to look up, i noticed a few cooler ones in there.
    Somne tips and hints would be really helpful though! Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  3. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    I have a thread going now called "its finished..."

    My bator is HUGE - but the principal is the same. Start with a cooler or small box - add a heat source - most use light bulbs or heat tape. You can set this up on a thermostat - worth doing because they are not expensive & TOTALLY worth it because you don't have to babysit it constantly.

    I can give you a simple diagram on how to wire it - there are lots of others available too.

    Last thing you need is a hygrometer - can get it at walmart - it tells you the temp & humidity.

    You can turn the eggs by hand or go elaborate -

    Done!
     
  4. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois

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