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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:08 am 
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Junior Champion Bird
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Here's my versions :

Mark 1
Homemade incubator - first attempt

Mark 2 - I based this one on the brilliant designs by Denis
Homemade incubator - second attempt

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:25 am 
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"I LIKE IT" :thumbs:

I am in bad need of a bigger incubator so I am really enjoying these threads. I have been playing with the ideas of making a wooden box type for a while... I love the idea of just using a styrofoam box even if it's just a trial run.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:42 am 
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Well done.

I see you also used the fan 'pulling air into the chamber' method. I think thats what I am going with....

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:23 am 
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Yes Raf - I had a look at your latest project - the 1.2m long box is going to be a challenge - maybe a stronger fan to push the air out into your conduit channels? I wasn't sure if the vent holes alone in mine would suffice airflow wise, but I gave it a go and tested it with thermometers through different parts of the chamber and it seemed to hold quite steady - difference of 0.3-0.5C through the chamber.

I think if you want to incubate on a regular basis the styrofoam boxes aren't a long term solution because they get dirty and it's hard to clean and the fact that you have to open the lid often will eventually result in bits falling off. I'm not a regular incubator though because I don't have roos and I've already reached my legal council limit for chickens in the household. I will however be incubating quail on a regular basis (council has no rules about them - boys or girls) so I will be modifying Mark 2 somewhat to suit quail eggs (a lot smaller than chook eggs).

Give it a go - it's better to have tried and failed than to never have tried at all!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:05 pm 
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Got to say Chookstarter that these two incubators are great jobs.
I have added your thread to the home made bator sticky.

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