aquarium incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Christine21656, May 18, 2010.

  1. Christine21656

    Christine21656 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2010
    Oakdale, MN/Somerset, WI
    I want to try making an incubator out of a 10 gallon aquarium... My idea is, to put tin pie pans on top of some newspaper, and add water (I will experiment with how much, to get the right humidity).. and on top of those, will be wire racks (like for baking)... and I would put the eggs in old egg cartons. I would put a heat lamp in there too... although, the tank already has a heater for reptiles in it, so I am going to test that out to see if that would be enough. I doubt it, though! 3 out of 4 sides will be covered with a fleece blanket, and I will have a screen covered mostly in cardboard on top. Just trying to think of a way to use what I have! Any thoughts on if this will work?? I want to try to hatch guineas in there, first, and some silkies later!
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Sounds interesting and I am sure others have done it or something similar.

    I would worry about air flow - might not be enough with the glass sides/bottom.

    Good luck and let us know how it works.

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