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affordable incubator

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

  1. snewman

    snewman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2007
    Belleville, WI
    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

    Feb 11, 2008
    Waterloo, Nebraska
    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

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    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

    May 8, 2007
    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

    Feb 22, 2007
    Belleville, WI
    Thanks, folks, I'll look into some of these options!

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