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building a bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by abhaya, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I have looked at lots of posts and it seems really complicated to build a bator. I am on a fixed income so buying a bator is kind of pricey. I do not have lots of power tools so cutting a plasic cooler really doesnt seem like an option. I have found a couple used bators for like $20 - $30 they seem to be still air LGs I really dont know what to do [​IMG]
    Does anyone have of know where to get a simple plan to built an incubator?
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2010
  2. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. OkieChickenDad

    OkieChickenDad Out Of The Brooder

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    Dont knock the still air...my daughter has had many 100% hatches and has an average for the summer in the 90's using a still air GQF from the 1980's mounted on a 2x4 to facilitate turning...I know, I know you are asking "OkieChickenDad, what about the water channels?" Well, we use a sponge set during incubation and the channels during lockdown.
     
  4. chillmiller

    chillmiller Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i cobbled my bator together for 9bucks and it took me about an hour to make it

    you dont need a bunch of power tools though a drill sure is handy then plastic coolers are easy to cut with a hot knife >:3
    or you coulg get a Styrofoam cooler there WAYYYYYYY easy to cut

    but if you dont have the stuff like the thermomiter w/ humidity hardware cloth cooler water temp switch ... buying all that would cost over 20-30 bucks

    and if you can find a still air for 20-30 bucks get it.... put a old pc fan in it and whala
     

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