Cheapest Incubator Ever (Quail)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HomesickQuail, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. HomesickQuail

    HomesickQuail Out Of The Brooder

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    List of items:
    10 Gallon Aquarium with lid or makeshift lid
    Empty Oreo cookie tray
    napkins like 9
    spray bottle
    towel
    work light or reptile light

    Set up the aquarium or foam box so you can reach into it e asilly
    Make sure its near an outlet

    Fold napkins in half once

    Line empty oreo tray with folded napkins

    Spray lined napkins in oreo tray just lightly enough to shape napkins better into the folds of the oreo box.

    When dry, set tray in the middle of the 10 gallon or foam box

    Place the eggs as you would in an egg carton letting them lean on thier side slightly

    Set up the lamp directly over the eggs but not inside the aquarium. On top of the lid.

    Cover / drape everything with the towel to keep the heat in, cover the glass as much as possible just cover the light and lid on a foam box.

    Rotate the eggs 1/4 rotation every 8 hours

    Use the spray bottle once every morning to mist the eggs with lukewarm to like slightly under body temp water, even cool water is ok.


    THIS IS MY FIRST ATTEMPT AT AN INCUBATOR
    FIRST EGGS WERE ADDED 10 DAYS AGO and TWO NEW EGGS TODAY.
    WILL UPDATE BUT THE TEMP IS STAYING VERY REGULAR AND ITS SUPER EASY TO ROTATE THE EGGS

    WISH ME LUCK!

    Any additions? Advice etc lol
     
  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Nice job!! I love the inginuity of using what you have! Good luck.
     
  3. HomesickQuail

    HomesickQuail Out Of The Brooder

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    Success! 5 hatched one didn't make it and two are fuzzy and running around and chirping thier little brains out the other two are hatching now and chirping but taking.thier sweet time
     
  4. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    how many clutches did it take to find what worked? What did you change about your set up?
     
  5. HomesickQuail

    HomesickQuail Out Of The Brooder

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    Success! 5 chicks so far but I just bought a turner so no more misery
     
  6. HomesickQuail

    HomesickQuail Out Of The Brooder

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    I really just continued to turn them but theyre hatching on like day 30 and 32 etc
     

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