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Make an incubator

Has anyone on here ever made an incubator out of a small fridge with a bulb and water tray in it.one you turn the eggs yourself.can ye post details if ye did one and costs of making it.many thanks

Doctorsroomghost
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

I have seen one somewhere, I suppose once you get hold of a fridge you just need a bulb and thermostat?

Torsten Schulz
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Iím not sure Torsten if I find out Iíll post it up here.would a stat cost much and how would you go about wiring it I wonder

Doctorsroomghost
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

I think you can get the incubator kits off Mike that runs the site should simply things a little.

paddycrawford
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Sound paddy Iíll look into it.ive a small fridge here that would do the job.its banjaxed but would work for that job.

Doctorsroomghost
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019

Someone using this site has done it, I just don't want to give out names without asking the person. I'll try and find out. I bought a cheap incubator and I'm sorry I did as this would have bought a thermostat and I think you can buy turning trays. There is a Facebook page, German though, all about homemade incubators, from a simple box to a large fully automatic one

Torsten Schulz
Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Cheers for that Torsten.ill look into it.thanks

Doctorsroomghost
Thursday, April 4th, 2019

I have messaged him, I'd be interested myself. As I said, got a cheap incubator but hatch rate seems pretty low

Torsten Schulz
Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Thanks Torsten keep us posted if you can

Doctorsroomghost
Thursday, April 4th, 2019

you can buy auto turning table on ebay 24 eggs, you can get a 12v fan from an old computer you can also buy heating element and thermostat on ebay, I made my own and have hatch rate at about 75!!!

noelforde
Thursday, April 4th, 2019

https://www.maceoinltd.com/incubators/incubator-kits/

paddycrawford
Thursday, April 4th, 2019

Cheers lads I might try making one out of an old fridge here

Doctorsroomghost
Thursday, April 4th, 2019


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