Homemade incubator with automatic egg turner

Channel: csr326


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Here is my Homemade incubator with automatic motor. I got the idea from another video on YouTube. Most of the material I got from the Hardware Store, Wal-Mart/Goodwill and the dollar store. The dimensions are your specifications. Any questions feel free to leave a comment.

Make sure you don't mount the fan directly against the wall or else it wont be able to pull in air. Mount it with a little space in between the fan and all, also direct the fan towards the light bulb, this way the heat is blowing towards the thermostat

I forgot to mentioned I drilled 6 vent holes on two sides to allow more circulation. I covered one side of the vent holes to increase humidity.

Updates after my first hatch:
- I'm going to add mesh wire under the tray, I had chicks legs sliding through and getting stuck.

- After thinking about it next time, I'm going to shave off 4-6 inches off the top. I found it to be too high/bulky for a counter or table. And I'm might go to lower watt bulb, the one I used in the video is 90 watt

- I'm going to add a secondary light inside with an exterior on and off switch. So I can check the eggs and the chicks after they hatch without having to open the cover.

Motor for Incubator

Water-boiler Thermostat

How to make the tray

Special thanks to "Hopeless Hobbyist" for his informative videos.