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BIRD EGG INCUBATOR

Egg incubator plan The plan to build a bird egg incubator is free for your personal use. Building the bird egg incubator requires basic tools and skills. Egg incubator plans can be "modified" to suit different egg incubation methods. Heaters suitable for the incubator can be found on this web site. The heater can be built into the incubator during construction or used free standing.
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To build the egg incubator the base is the first piece of plywood cut to size. The base becomes the guiding template for all other bird egg incubator dimensions. Measurements used for the incubator base will be decided by the number of bird eggs requiring incubation.

When the size of the incubator has been determined transfer the measurements to the base of the incubator. This becomes the guide for all remaining measurements.

Egg incubator plan

The sides and roof of the egg incubator should be from the same plywood panel as the base if the incubator is to have a varnished finish. Modifications can be made at almost any point of the free bird egg incubator plan.

  • A1/A2 are equal but larger to A5/A6 by approx 15%
  • A3/A4 are equal but larger to A7/A8 by approx 35%
  • A5/A6 are equal measurements for the incubator
  • A7/A8 are equal measurements for the incubator
  • B1 is the minimum height for the incubator + 15%
  • B2 This is the height of B1 plus approximately 15%
  • B3 Draw a joining line between B1 & B2 after B4
  • B4 These measurements are equal to A7/A8

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Superior insulation for the incubator can be obtained by using heavier plywood panels. A thick plywood will reduce the heating cost of the bird egg incubator.

  • B1/B5 . B2/B6 . B3/B8 . B4/B7 are equal sizes
  • B1/B2/B3/B4 is the the first panel cut and used for template for the bird egg incubator plan.
  • B5/B6/B7/B8 are transferred from the template.

  • C1/C2= to A5 plus twice the thickness of the plywood
  • C3/C4= measurements to the incubators B1/B5
  • C5/C6= measurements to A5 plus twice the thickness
  • C7/C8= measurements to the incubators B2/B6

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When selecting the plywood for the build a egg incubator plan the grade of plywood must be of an exterior grade quality. The plywood for the egg incubator must not contain any chemicals that produce fumes when the incubator is heated.
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  • A1+A2=The ends of the bird egg incubators roof
  • A3+A4=The sides of the egg incubators roof
  • A5+A6=The ends of the incubator base
  • A7+A8=The sides of the incubators base
  • B1+B2=The ends of the egg incubator side 1
  • B3+B4=The sides of the bird egg incubators side 1
  • B5+B6=The ends of the egg incubators side 2
  • B7+B8=The sides of the incubators side 2
  • C1+C2=The ends of the incubator back
  • C3+C4=The sides of the bird egg incubator back
  • C5+C6=The ends of the egg incubator front
  • C7+C8=The sides of the incubator front

Building a bird egg incubator

Timber approximately two inches square ( 50 mm )
is suitable for building a large bird egg incubator.
Small incubators frames are 1 inch (25mm) square.

Timber framing for building a bird egg incubator should be sufficient to border the inside of the base sides and four corners. Modifications can be made when building the egg incubator. Guides to position the roof & runners that keep the incubator off the ground are required.

Plans for a bird egg incubator

When building the bird egg incubator a viewing panel can be left out if it is not required. The plans for a bird egg incubator has a perspex window but safety glass can be used as a substitute. Wood glue, galvanized nails and screws are used for joining the plywood and framing. The roof for the incubator can be made from clear perspex sheeting or glass. Perspex helps to insulate the egg incubator. Perspex panels can have the positioning runners fixed with screws or nails. An incubator glass
roof will require runners that are glued to the surface.

Plans for a egg incubator

The plans for an egg incubator assembly begins with the base of the incubator. To start building the bird incubator line the outer edges of the base with frame timber. All the joints and framing of the bird egg incubator should be glued and nailed or screwed.

Fix the sides to the base keeping the plywood side
flush
with the underside of the base. The upright corner pieces are then placed at the side edges.

The back of the bird egg incubator is the next panel fitted. Ensure that the back plywood sits flush to the outside of the plywood sides and flush to the base.

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The next step is to fit the front of the bird egg incubator with the edges flush to the sides and base underside. Flush edges for joining panels allows extra edging to be used at a later date. This will provide "superior heat insulation" for the small bird egg incubator.

Place the incubators roof in a position that is suitable for the incubator and fit the roof guides to the underside of the incubator roof. Use spare timber as runners for floors to prevent incubators loosing heat from ground contact.

When you are happy with the structural strength of the incubator fill any nail or screw holes and coat with a suitable covering. Painting will also aid insulation.

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Bird egg incubators must be of sound construction if insulation is to be effective. Insulating a poorly constructed bird egg incubator doesn't reduce operating cost.

Painting the incubator with an undercoat and exterior grade paint will prevent moisture from penetrating. If the egg incubator needs insulation against heat then a light colored paint should be applied. The reverse is also true.






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Portable incubators are designed to safely transport bird eggs in an impact resistant housing that is capable of withstanding hard falls

Also supplied with the small incubator is internal foam packing to prevent the bird eggs moving. The packing is washable and has countless holes impregnated that allows the eggs to "breathe"

      An automatic thermostat  that regulates heat maintains desired incubating temperatures

Controls on the small bird egg incubator may be locked to prevent accidental movement. The portable incubators humidity is adjustable

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Automatic temperature controls and automatic humidity controls ensure a successful egg hatch. Alarms are also standard features for the small bird egg incubator. Failure of any setting automatically activates the device.

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The humidity in later stages of incubation is critical for a high volume hatch. Bird egg incubators maintain a level of humidity that is ideal for bird eggs ( excluding exotics )

Incubators that accurately produce nest conditions will always have a higher rate of success. A small in-built computer system controls aspects of the egg incubation process. Large digital numbers inform you at a glance the status of the bird egg incubator.

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Small incubators have a cycle that produces an environment imitating eggs in a nest.

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Humidity & bird eggs

Modern egg incubators and egg heaters from commercial markets come in a large variety of shapes and can perform several functions. Some have a facility built into the small incubator that will produce the
correct amount of humidity.

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A commercial egg incubator can be a simple container that has a basic heating system and attractive packaging designed to entice an unsuspecting customer. This form of incubator often has a simple lamp contained within the incubator body to provide heating. The egg incubation failure rate for these types of heating systems is high.
Successful incubation of eggs should produce
80% of healthy chicks. A small incubator that relies on a filament light may only produce a small batch of chicks.

Egg incubator controls



Incubators for eggs are available with a variety of technical features. Top range incubators will have an array of time saving controls and heating systems that help to eliminate most human errors. These types of small incubators are controlled by micro computers and return the highest rate of successful hatching. Most incubators are designed to incubate the eggs and dry the hatched chicks. The birds are then transferred to another warm holding area.

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The level of humidity maintained within the incubator is critical for a successful hatch. A correct temperature reading must be maintained throughout the incubation.

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The loss of a egg weight by evaporation during the incubation period can be up to 12 percent. A bird may drown in the shell if humidity in the incubator is to high.

Humidity ventilation and eggs



Egg incubators should have a humid environment within the incubation chamber that is not to low. If the humidity level is low the membranes of the egg may dry out and the bird embryo may not be able to rotate within the egg. The bird egg embryo may also get stuck to the egg.

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Egg rotation is also performed by the nesting bird to remove the egg from surrounding waste that becomes trapped in the nest. Embryos are repositioned in areas within the shell that has fresh nutrients. Ventilation is
important in the incubation process.


Ventilation & egg incubation



Ventilators for the incubator should be fully opened when chicks emerge from the egg. The hatched birds can be removed from the egg incubator when they are dry and have a puffy down. If a bird is removed while still wet death of the chick may result. A small heater can be placed in the chick containment area to dry the birds.

Humidity & egg incubation



The chick should be able to walk and appear active shortly after incubation. A one hour time period would be the shortest time permitted for birds to be left in the birds egg incubator after hatching and up to twenty four hours maximum. Dehydration is possible for birds that are left in the egg incubator for excessive periods. A ventilation system should be used in the final incubation stage. The humidity level that is maintained during incubation can be reduced or stopped when all the chicks have hatched.

Ventilation & eggs



Air flow within an egg incubator is important and most vital towards the end of the incubating period. Proper ventilation also removes the carbon dioxide within the incubator for bird eggs. The requirements for air increases as the incubation period progresses. Once the bird embryo starts breathing it is important to increase and maintain airflows. When adjusting the air flow a variation in humidity will occur . The air flow must not be compromised while attempting to balance humidity.

Humidity in a egg incubator



Maintaining the correct balance of humidity while incubating small bird eggs is easier with a build in automatic humidifying system that simplifies the need to balance the air flow / humidity ratio.

Ventilation in a egg incubator



Incubation of bird eggs in a controlled humid environment requires a ventilated incubator combined with a suitable humidity system. The humidity and ventilation system of the small incubator should be adjustable.

Bird species that dwell in a wet areas loose egg weight at a quicker rate than birds from dry environments.

An incubator that controls the rate of humidity and allows control of the ventilation rate will have a high degree of success in bird egg incubating. The relative humidity of a nest full of bird eggs being incubated by a bird can have a humidity range of 30% to 50%. This level of relative humidity will not be achieved by using an artificial heat source alone when incubating a clutch of eggs.

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Humidity may be preserved naturally when eggs are incubated by the bird in a nest. An artificial incubation method will require the addition of humidity to the incubator chamber. Control of ventilation and humidity in a birds egg incubator is required for consistent hatching results. If the humidity level is too high then the bird egg will not loose enough moisture. A humidity level that is too low in the incubator will result in eggs that loose excessive moisture. Humidity in an incubator can be controlled by adjusting the ventilation system or controlling air flow supplied by a fan or other system.

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To check if the correct level of humidity is being provided to the egg during the incubating process an egg can be candled to inspect the size of the air sack. An air sack is formed in all bird eggs. This pocket of air will increase or decrease during incubation. If the air sack is to large this may indicate the level of humidity within the bird egg incubator is too low. A smaller air cell than normal may indicate humidity levels too high when using egg incubators. Ventilation and humidity controls that are fitted to egg incubators will need to be balanced for each individual bird species to produce successful results.

Operate incubators in the position that is recommended by the manufacturer. Humidity and temperature levels can be uneven within the bird egg incubator if it is operated with a tilt. The incubation humidity and temperature distortion is obvious in still air incubators.




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To build and heat a incubator the materials you use will be the deciding factor on the useful life of the incubator for eggs. The use of any material that has been coated or treated with any chemicals that may be toxic should be avoided. When using tools be sure that the proper safety equipment and safety procedures are used at all times. Read and understand all instruction books that are supplied with any tools and always maintain a clean and safe working area. Never work around children or unrestrained pets or let them in the work area unsupervised. The free incubator plans are for personal use only and have tested for strength and operation and to my knowledge they are correct and accurate. The incubator plans are supplied without warranties and guarantee and you acknowledge that you use them and operate all tools and equipment at your sole risk. The choice of incubator plan and any other building plans found on this web site and the suitability for the chosen project is entirely your responsibility. You agree to indemnify eggheater from any claims, damages, personal injuries and expenses in regards to any building projects and plans found on this web site. All the free building plans are for personal use.


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