Cardboard incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickenkid, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Chickenkid

    Chickenkid In the Brooder

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    I read on how to make a cardboard incubator. I am wondering where the light would go. This will only be a one time incubator. how would the light be set up in the incubator. Picuters would be helpful
     
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    The light could be suspended from the top of the box
     
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  3. Chickenkid

    Chickenkid In the Brooder

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    okay
     
  4. DANNY

    DANNY Songster

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    Be careful of a fire hazard !
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    When I was a kid I made a cardboard bator. Had the top of the cardboard paper box replaced by a piece of plexiglass and suspended a lamp over it.

    It was fun as a kid, but the hatch was poor and I ended up with a few messed up chicks that had to be culled. I now know that fluxuating temps can effect late stage development and result in splayed legs and unhealed navals.
     
  6. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

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    Forgive me, as I know next to nothing about building a bator or even bating, but...........Won't the cardboard get kinda mushy from the humidity? And if you are going to all the trouble of building one of cardboard, wouldn't it be worth it to use styrafoam and make something that can be used again? Just asking.
     

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