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Okay here we go!

I have the hatching itch really bad this year and I would love to make my own incubator able to hold 2 - 4 dozen eggs. I need some help getting a shopping list together. big_smile.png

Post what you have done, where your supplies came from, possibly cost? I have never done anything like this before so keep it as simple as possible! I'm hoping this can be a nice simple compilation of homemade incubators for us newbies. Not interested in light bulb type heat.

Post away!
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Look on youtube. Rush lane poultry has several videos on one's he makes from coolers.

Not using lights for heat saw thing called an incukit on line. heater and fan in one unit.

Good luck.
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Originally Posted by feedman77 View Post

Look on youtube. Rush lane poultry has several videos on one's he makes from coolers.

Good luck.

X2. IMHO, coolerbators are one of the best kinds you can make and are way better than most storebought ones.
-Banti
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Okay here we go!

I have the hatching itch really bad this year and I would love to make my own incubator able to hold 2 - 4 dozen eggs. I need some help getting a shopping list together. big_smile.png

Post what you have done, where your supplies came from, possibly cost? I have never done anything like this before so keep it as simple as possible! I'm hoping this can be a nice simple compilation of homemade incubators for us newbies. Not interested in light bulb type heat.

Post away!


Wait- didn't catch you were not interested in lightbulb heat, sorry. The coolerbator uses a lightbulb....
-Baniti
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post #5 of 5
I will be doing a complete write up in about a month (not locked in time) on a 'universal' DIY type setup, complete with parts list and what not, but that might be longer then you are willing to wait...

Light bulb heat is a good DIY cheap option, incandescent bulbs are very efficient heat sources and should not be ignored as an option, IMO...
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