10 out of 11 in my homemade incubator!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FLOWERPOT, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Button quails hatched!!!
    I had better results from my homemade incubator than from the LG.
    10 out of 11 Teeny tiny little buttons hatched!!
    Of course I have to admit the eggs were not shipped eggs. They were from my own 2 pair of buttons.

    My homemade incubator is just a styrofoam cooler with a 25 watt light bulb and a dimmer switch attatched to the light bulb to control the temperature.
    I rigged up an egg turner with a kite stick going thru the cooler so I dont have to open it to turn the eggs, Just turn the stick.
    and a piece of fish tank tubing in a small hole that goes into a bowl on the bottom to add water thru as needed without opening it also.
    Its not pretty, but it did a good job!!!
     
  2. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I had no luck last year quickly trying to assemble one of those... I have all the parts still though and will need to work on a hatcher this season.

    Good job!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. roosty

    roosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking of trying to make my own turner. I would love to see a picture of yours so I could get some ideas. Congrats on the hatch too!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. FLOWERPOT

    FLOWERPOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will take a pic later today and post it here.
    I just have to go to the store and get some new batteries for my camera.
     
  5. roosty

    roosty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  6. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    take some pics of your bator to please. [​IMG]
     
  7. Gumdrops

    Gumdrops Out Of The Brooder

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    That's awesome, can't wait to see the pics!
     
  8. HappyHatch'en

    HappyHatch'en Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is great....any pic's to post?
     
  9. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] for pictures
     
  10. USMC_LB

    USMC_LB New Egg

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