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 Songster

    Aug 29, 2008
    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 Songster

    Jan 26, 2007
    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 Songster

    May 29, 2008
    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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