A little help? Building a hatcher?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sushi, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Sushi

    Sushi Songster

    Mar 31, 2010
    I was wondering if there are any threads on here about building your own hatcher, like there are on coops and incubators? My flock is pretty small so I have continual staggered hatch dates. I always worry about hatchlings being in the incubator with a turner in there with the other eggs. I think a separate hatcher would be a good idea. I have no idea how to go about building one though. Any advice is welcome, especially as to what to use for materials.
  2. Sportsterjeep

    Sportsterjeep Creekside Acres Farm

    Jun 1, 2010
    Mill Hall PA
    Just look at the threads and pages for building a bator. It's the same thing, minus the turner. My bator is a commercial pepsi cooler that was gutted of the useless crap and redone to what I needed. It'll easily hold 4 turners, maybe more but haven't tried yet. Another member on here has the exact same unit and she, I believe, is using hers as her hatcher. If you are incubating eggs that will hatch at different time intervals, which I will with 4 turners going, build a hatcher. If you are just doing one batch at the same time, take your eggs out of the turner and put them in cartons, flats, plastic egg trays, etc. I'm scouring craigs list at the moment for one of the little glass door wine chillers that I can turn into a hatcher, I like having the clear front to see in, it's kinda cool.

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