Built me a styrofoam incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by maidenwolfx80, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to hatching not new to chickens by any means. I built it out of a medical grade styro cooler, hardwarecloth, a light bulb, a pc fan, a dish of water, a jar of water as a heat sink, a thermometer. I just put my eggs in as I got my temps controlled. Can I please get everyones tips and tricks to incubation please. I want this to go well. I am teaching my kids and want to have all the info I need to teach them.
     
  2. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How about tips or tricks that we will need to know?
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Do you have a thermostat or any way to control the tempature , thats one of the main things that people have issues with , temp spikes.
     
  4. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am doing it without a thermostat,,,, at least going for it anyway, I am home all day and can babysit it but if it doesnt stay steady for me than I can install one
     
  5. Chookydeb

    Chookydeb Out Of The Brooder

    i've just built one too, my broody hen decided she wasnt ready to be a mother

    styrofoam box, red heat lamp that says if if 15cm from the eggs its at about 100F, two small glasses of water and a big dose of luck
     
  6. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck I hope it all goes well
     

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