Can a fish tank be used as incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cluckers&quackers, Sep 3, 2008.

  1. cluckers&quackers

    cluckers&quackers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a large fish tank and was wondering if I put a top with air holes, a light, fan, thermometer etc like others have done with a cooler would it have any chance of working as an incubator?

    I have a variety of ducks and chickens and would love to hatch some eggs, this will be my first experience with this.

    I have also been reading up online trying to gather as much info as I can as far as temp. humidity levels etc. and have come to the conclusion that I would not be able to try duck eggs and chicken eggs together, as these things are different for both, is that correct?
     
  2. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
    Arkansas
    Yes , duck eggs not good with chicken eggs, your problem with tank is glass, and consistent and uniform temp over all eggs.
     
  3. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As Pipermark said, you would lose a lot of heat through the glass so you would need to find a way to insulate the sides if you're going to do this, but at the same time, you need to have an air exchange because the eggs need oxygen to develop.
     

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