Building your own incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Poulets De Cajun, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    Has anyone every built their own? I currently have a Little Giant styrofoam bator thats still air. I've had some success with it, but recently I've wanted one a little bigger.

    But call me cheap, I can't afford an incubator that is hundreds of dollars. Even second hand ones that I have found, are out of my budget.

    So I am thinking of building my own, plus its more fun to me if you build your own stuff.

    Anyone have any pics of ones they've built, or any tips?
     
  2. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do a search for homemade incubator - there are several great threads with lot's of pic and how to info. You will be amazed! [​IMG]
     
  3. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there are some good videos on youtube on how to build incubators
     
  5. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    How awesome is that one thread! WOW! All out of an ice chest! That is great, and I bet it works just as good as the commercially produced ones.
     
  6. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    Yeah, thats like asking the Pope if he's ever eaten bread!

    Check it out here, gather the supplies and go for it.
     
  7. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I definitely will. I've thought about building my own incubator for a while now, and I've found a few sets of plans online. But usually they are put out by ag extension offices, or college ag classes, and they usually aren't very helpful. The pictures are usually sketches, the diagrams are usually not very detailed, and the instructions are written in such a way that you need an electricians degree to read them.

    This thread is so much easier to read and understand. I'm going to start gathering materials this week. I probably have all that stuff laying around...
     
  8. Sharedspirit

    Sharedspirit Out Of The Brooder

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    That is a great incubator! I'm going to try to make one also.

    I wish I could make an egg turner too! We used our's once and now it won't work. It gets hot but doesn't turn.
     
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Check out the link in my sig line for two of my homemade bators.
     
  10. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    That rocks! I love that little fridge one! I bet its very well insulated. I'm going into idea overload!!!
     

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