affordable incubator

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by snewman, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. snewman

    snewman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone know of an affordable incubator that would work for a variety of species? I might like to try hatching some eggs, but can't see investing in a really expensive incubator. I'm just sort of dabbling in the idea of hatching my own eggs. I'd hate to throw away money on a piece of junk, but is there something reasonable, smallish and decent out there?
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    You could make your own pretty cheaply. Otherwise, you could buy a styrofoam still air incubator for about $40 - $45.
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I ordered a Little giant still air incubator from tractor supply for 41.99.
    Then if you decide you want to do more you can ether get a new bator or buy the up grades for it.
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    Check the section of the forum on incubating and hatching. They have some great threads on building an incubator and also threads on the various brands of incubators.

    The how-to information and step by step photos are really great, if you want to go with building your own. Not only is it cheaper, you get a much better incubator.
     
  5. snewman

    snewman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, folks, I'll look into some of these options!
     

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