aquarium incubator :-)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rayray983, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. rayray983

    rayray983 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]. So normally i breed cockatiels and use a 10 gallon aquarium as a brooder when im hand feeding them anyway for some ungodly reason feel the need to hatch chickens (I know not a parrot but its still a bird) so I built a incubator out of a 10 gallon aquarium with a towel wraped around for insulation a porcelain light fixture with 100 wt bulb PC fan dimmer switch a egg carton a criter keeper container with a sponge in it for humidity and a thermometer I've had it set up for 2 days now temps staying at 99.5 to 100 perfect for hatching chicken eggs and humidity at 55 to 60 I get my eggs from a local chicken farm tmrw I have it set up for 12 eggs wish me luck anyone else ever done this
     
  2. Math

    Math Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds like fun. Let me know how it goes I might want to do this for this Spring.

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  3. PrairieChickens

    PrairieChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I look forward to updates. Keep us posted!
     
  4. BatonRougeChick

    BatonRougeChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am glad you posted this because I'm doing the same exact thing! Just put them in tonight! I only put in 5 eggs. They are from my hens but this is the first time I've tried to hatch any. If it works I'll go another batch. My goal is to end up with 4 more hens, but even if 3 if those hatch, 1 or 2 could be roosters. I don't want to keep more than 1 rooster at a time so our current rooster might become dinner at some point. He attacked my son the other day. Getting meaner with age!
     
  5. rayray983

    rayray983 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ouch at the attack sadly my dog chewed all my cords so I ran out and bought a 40 dollar little giant incubator to save 11 eggs I got for free lol I for plan on trying my homemade incubator again let me know how yours does :)
     

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