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Cardboard box incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lucyharper123, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. lucyharper123

    lucyharper123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi i was wondering could you make a incubator out of a cardboard box? with a light and a cup of water i think i could ? do you ,
    i could make a still air incubator with two or three lightbulbs a old cooking tray and a egg box ? do you think il will work? thanks
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can , but I think the box will get too much moisture and may cause molds.
     
  3. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a very good friend who did this a year or two ago, with a successful hatch! I can remember him on here talking about it, with everyone telling him he was batty, but he pulled it off! If you want me to I can ask him how he did it. I know he used a small box and a big box, and used insulating foam between the two.
     
  4. JEH1984

    JEH1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made one with two boxes.. Had 9 out of 11 eggs hatch too.
     
  5. wilsonab

    wilsonab New Egg

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    Hi, would you be able to ask your friend about the cardboard incubator please :) Im on a really low budget but really want chicks lol :)
     
  6. JEH1984

    JEH1984 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you goto my site http://james.au.pn/ and click incubator it will list what I used to make my cardboard incubator. if you have any questions just send me a message and i will help.
     

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