Your thoughts on my new homemade incubator?*PICS*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Alexander, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey guys! Well,finally it is completed!All i need is a hygrometer and eggs!


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    I use 5 fans.4 blow the hot air and 1 sucks the cold air.





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    This is my digital thermostat with a built in digital thermometer that cost us 70 euros!The thermostat is really good because the differential is only 1 degree or less. It goes from 37.0 C to 38.0 C. I highly recommend this type of thermostat.





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    This is an egg tray.I have 5 of these that can hold up to 10 large eggs give or take.





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    And now the fun stuff!This is the bottom of the incubator where the magic happens!





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  2. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess noone? [​IMG]
     
  3. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    That's very impressive.
     
  4. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. [​IMG]
     
  5. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Do both heat source sets switch at the same time or are they temperature response regulated?
     
  6. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 of the lamps turn on when I turn the bator on and the lamp on the far left and up opens and closes with a switch if that is what you mean.I wa thinking of putting resistance wire instead of lamps but it would not cool off that fast.The temperature would rise over 38 C.
     
  7. MuckyPuppy

    MuckyPuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is one high tec homemade incubator! Very nice! [​IMG]
     
  8. puredelite

    puredelite Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow! Looks like many hours went in to this project. I like the fact that everything is highly visible, no guessing what the thermometer is reading and having to peep thru a tiny window at hatching time to see what is happening. Great piece of work! Wish you were just a little closer to my place, I would enlist your help on building me one.... Charlie
     
  9. Alexander

    Alexander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I am afraid that I will have to cover it up with some clothing because the sun can see it with all that glass.I have it outside and yesterday it amazed me that in a cold rainy day it maintained its temperature really steady.
     
  10. MuskokaChick

    MuskokaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Very impressive

    Wish you all the luck and will follow your egg incubation when you get them.

    I am on Day 16 of a homemade one (low tech, dimmer switch, light, rocks, water and sponge in a bowl) lol

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