What wattage Light Bulb?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken-keeper, May 11, 2009.

  1. chicken-keeper

    chicken-keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am making my own incubator, the external box is a polystyrene box, with internal size's of L10" W6" H7" and external sizes of L12" W8.5" H9" would this be big enough to fit a fan, bulb, thermostat and thermometer with around 10 hen eggs in? Also what wattage traditional lamp bulb will i need to provide sufficient heat?

    Thanks [​IMG]

    Please note measurements in inches
     
  2. Dirt Road

    Dirt Road Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure I'm reading your post correctly, but I think you need a much bigger box.

    Jim
     
  3. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely bigger box.
     
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    once you get the right size box I suggest you start with the lowest watt and then go up from there , say a 25 watt then go from there
     
  5. chicken-keeper

    chicken-keeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok i will source a bigger box build it and start from 25watts thanks guys [​IMG]
     

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