Building an Incubator, Help?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SaraF, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. SaraF

    SaraF Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to start a new project, and start hatching my own eggs soon. I noticed that the prices of incuabtors in magazines are way expensive. And plus, building your own is much more exciting when they hatch. I am planning on building one to hold only 12 eggs. I tried to look was to make them over the internet, and here on BYC, but they are for large incubators or the supply costs are to much.
    So my plan is to make a small, workable incubator for 12 eggs. Cost under $100, perferably under $60 to build it. I need like s tep by step instuction, since i've never even attempted this before, and if u have pictures that would be great. Otherwise its fine. and a material list?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Chickangel79

    Chickangel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there, I made two of these and they have worked just fine, hatching over 150 eggs!!!

    http://bigredcouch.com/journal/?p=607

    The only part i changed was to make the mesh all the same height and not making an arch for the bulb. That was awkward. I also made sure the mesh was folded over and pushed down the sides so the mesh made legs, That was my second attemt as the first had gaps and a little chickie somehow slid down the edge and drowned in the water bowl. [​IMG]
    My fan was also under the mesh as i could see little beaks would get caught.

    Just make all is measured properly and the mesh is secure all round.
     
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  3. Chickangel79

    Chickangel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here is mine. hope this helps a little.

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  4. Kyhen

    Kyhen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for posting that info. That was a great help.[​IMG]
     
  5. SaraF

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    Thank you so much. I will be sure to get started. we just ordered some layers and roosters from Myer Hatchery. Hoping when they get older I might be hatching their babies for them [​IMG]
     

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