I've got an old commercial reach-in cooler that I'm going to turn into an incubator, or at least thats the plan. I've never built one but I've been reading a lot about it. I've had chickens in the past as a kid and now I'm just looking for a way to use that old refrigerator. Its got interior dimensions of about 22"x28"x66". Where can I get any necessary components without having to sell one of my kids? Are the wafer thermostats reliable and has anyone tried using just a simple humidistat, solenoid and filter to regulate humidity... or do you suggest just using a pan?
Post by Kickingbird on Oct 7, 2004 21:10:17 GMT -5
I think your idea is sound. The only thing to remember is I always advocate the KISS method (keep it simple silly) If you can regulate the humidity with a pan, it is easier than using an electrical unit that can fail and if your eggs are important it can be a big deal. If you can wait I can get you some suppliers...it may take me a week or so. Until then check out ebay. It never hurts and the prices are usualy on the better side.
Yeah, I guess you're right about keeping it simple. I dropped the idea of splitting it and making an incubator with a brooder on the top too... I think it would become a sanitation / air quality issue. I'm not even sure I've got the right terminology? I'm sort of getting mixed up on what some folks are calling a hatcher I think