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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:42 am 
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Hi all
I built my incubator about 16mths ago, Its fan forced & I have had about 95% hatch rate.
There are pictures of it at the bottom of this post.
I am about to start building another 1, so I will do it step by step with photos. I will build it over the next few weeks.
I will give sizes, what is needed, how to do it & what everything costs me.
I will be happy to answer any questions along the way.
My 1 is built out of an aluminium frame glazed with 16mm melemine (the stuff they make kitchen cupbords out of)
I know that a lot of people wont be able to get some of the things I use (like the aluminium) but I will give ideas on other things that can be used.

An incubator is a box, with 1 or 2 doors depending on how its built & what you use.

You could make 1 out of 16 or 18mm melemine, 17mm ply, an old bar fridge or even an old kitchen cupbord.

In my next post I will go through the things that are needed + there costs

Here are a few shots of my one if anyone wants a few ideas to start with.
In the photos it only has 1 egg tray but it will hold 3 + a hatch tray on the bottom.

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Wow Mario,

That is one fantastic looking professional unit. Do you sell them?

What a shame too, I just bought 2 Hovabators from a guy in Brisbane And the total of those two (well one included a fan and both were the new types with viewing panel on top, was charged extra for it too!) was $655.00 and both are made from foam!!

I think a lot of the chicken lovers here would appreciate a step by step instruction on how to build such an awesome incubator.

Does one need to be equipped with specialised tools or the specifications of the items needed could be purchased as is from places like Bunnings or something?

Thanks for the help

Mario (also my name)

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what a fantastic service you are providing everyone with mario,
congratulations on your innovation...............are you expanding the size of your incubators due to the new shed? :P :lol: :P :lol: :P
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jacquie

thankyou sooo much for sharing your knowledge and skills :)

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Hi Mario
I will be watching this with interest as I think that your bators are great
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2007 9:19 am 
This is just a superb thing to do for others, Mario.
Hugest thanks in advance.


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u r one great bloke. my hat off to u to share your incubator building experience with your fellow BYP's. i will watch with anticipation for each new step and i too will build one following your instructions

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Wow Mario,
Top points to you for promoting poultry :) No doubt your efforts will be rewarded with plenty of chickens around Australia when others benefit from making their own incubators :D 8)

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Nice one! I cannot wait to see how to do it. I think it is great that you are taking the time to show everyone how to build one at home...it's more fun that way.

Cheers and nice job!


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Awsome! I look forward to your tutorials!

This should help me know what to do with the bar fridge. I am just unsure how to rip the stuff out of it thats in there now... it is about 80cm x 40cm roughly. So if I can use it with your instructions that would be great.

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I have just started my bar fridge incubator chookster.

PM if you want some ideas about pulling out the old refrigeration unit.

I will post a similar thread to this, but once its finished. Working on the auto turner at present.

PS, Nice bator Mario, that wouldnt look out of place in a modern kitchen. I havent graduated to using metal in my construction yet, Im in awe of those that do. Well done.

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My Dad has offered to help too, he knows electronics!

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Sorry all
My son fractured his foot last weekend & its been a full time job looking after him.
Hopefully, I will start building it next weekend.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 9:51 pm 
How old is your son? I hope it's not been too traumatic for him (and you).
We all appreciate (and understand).
Best wishes for getting him well.
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Thanks Jennie
Marcos just turned 3

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Oh Mario...poor little Marcos...Poor mummy and daddy.....

It si amazing though how quickly young bones heal
My 17 month old nephew broke his femur about a month ago whilst at daycare...another story...

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whilst the first few days was a nightmare he is up and around on it like a steam engine now.....

Hope all is progressing with Marcos and he will be bouncing around in no time!!

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