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Cardboard box incubator?

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hi i was wondering could you make a incubator out of a cardboard box? with a light and a cup of water i think i could ? do you ,

i could make a still air incubator with two or three lightbulbs a old cooking tray and a egg box ? do you think il will work? thanks

Lucy Harper

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Lucy Harper

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post #2 of 6

You can , but I think the box will get too much moisture and may cause molds.

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I have a very good friend who did this a year or two ago, with a successful hatch! I can remember him on here talking about it, with everyone telling him he was batty, but he pulled it off! If you want me to I can ask him how he did it. I know he used a small box and a big box, and used insulating foam between the two.
I love my Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons best! (Don't tell my other chickens!)
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I love my Lemon Cuckoo Orpingtons best! (Don't tell my other chickens!)
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I made one with two boxes.. Had 9 out of 11 eggs hatch too. 

2 White Cochin, 1 Black Cochin, 2 Black Cochin Mix, 9 Silkie Chicks, 1 Golden Laced, 8+ chicks!
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2 White Cochin, 1 Black Cochin, 2 Black Cochin Mix, 9 Silkie Chicks, 1 Golden Laced, 8+ chicks!
Brooder Cam (offline) | Hatching Cam (offline) | My Chicken Site | Carolina Poultry Yahoo! Group

 

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Hi, would you be able to ask your friend about the cardboard incubator please :-) Im on a really low budget but really want chicks lol :-) 

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If you goto my site http://james.au.pn/ and click incubator it will list what I used to make my cardboard incubator. if you have any questions just send me a message and i will help. 

2 White Cochin, 1 Black Cochin, 2 Black Cochin Mix, 9 Silkie Chicks, 1 Golden Laced, 8+ chicks!
Brooder Cam (offline) | Hatching Cam (offline) | My Chicken Site | Carolina Poultry Yahoo! Group

 

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2 White Cochin, 1 Black Cochin, 2 Black Cochin Mix, 9 Silkie Chicks, 1 Golden Laced, 8+ chicks!
Brooder Cam (offline) | Hatching Cam (offline) | My Chicken Site | Carolina Poultry Yahoo! Group

 

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