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DIY incubator ideas

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 
Hey
our hens aren't being very successful, They have layed on two or three nest and none hatched.
So we are going to make an incubator and take their eggs.

Does anyone have any good CHEAP chicken egg incubator ideas?

Thank you
ChaseAndDreamer
post #2 of 4

Do a search here on BYC and you should find many ideas for an incubator.  I would research the reasons behind these designs, too.

 

As for your recent eggs not hatching.  Did the hens go broody and sit on the eggs for two to three weeks?  Are your eggs fertile?

 

Best wishes,

Ed

Job 27:3-6   All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;  My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.  God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.  My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
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Job 27:3-6   All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;  My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.  God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.  My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
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post #3 of 4

Btw, you can go here to the Incubator listing and find all kinds of DIY ones....  :)

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-chicken-egg-incubator-designs-pictures

 

Ed

Job 27:3-6   All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;  My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.  God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.  My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
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Job 27:3-6   All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of God is in my nostrils;  My lips shall not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit.  God forbid that I should justify you: till I die I will not remove mine integrity from me.  My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart shall not reproach me so long as I live.
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post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 
Thanks and she did go broody we let her sit on them for 30 days
At day thirty we took two eggs to see if the eggs where fertile and they both had chicks in them.(I know the eggs should hatch at day 21 we just waited just in case)
I don't know how to tell rather or not the chicks where alive
But I'm yeah I'll check out the link

Thanks again
ChaseAndDreamer
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