Altering the 3-egg mini incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LilDucky85, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm still tempted to buy the mini plastic 3 egg incubator for $16.45 with free shipping because it comes with 4 quail eggs. I know, I know bare with me. I kind of want to do them as a test before Spring. Can anyone think of ways to alter this little incubator to actually work?

    I was thinking what if I put the entire incubator in a Styrofoam cooler, and added a little fan? This way I could avoid buying the light kit, and chicken wire at least if I'm making a homemade one anyway. Any suggestions....please?? I need to hear it from you pros!!

    This is the one I'm talking about:
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  2. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    May need a bigger heating element for better heating accuracy... It's like heating your 3000 sq ft house with the heating element for a toaster... It'll do it eventually, but not efficiently. Try looking around for an incubator with damaged casing, and using it's bits for the homemade bator. At least then it is much closer to being correct.
     
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  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    Quote:The best alteration would be to put the entire 3-egg incubator inside a real incubator.
     
  4. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol enough said [​IMG]
     

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