Cheapest Incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MonkeyZero, Sep 7, 2009.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Hiya

    I am in need of some help

    I know a man who lives a few blocks away and breeds SQ seramas (thats what he says). He is willing to give me as many eggs as I want, whenever I want for free. Now
    Our budget is SUPER tight. I mean my parents look for the cheapest things
    I am, in no way, good at building things. So building an incubator is out

    Is there anywhere, or anysite that has SUPER cheap incubators. I really need one for only a couple of eggs(like 3). However, if it comes with a turner that is ok too!
    Now like I said, budget. I cant go over $20-25
    SO can anyone help?

    Thanks
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  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
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    mmm...I don't know. The cheapest I would say is a homemade bator. [​IMG] I'm OK at putting stuff together if I have the right materials, but wiring things is where I am terrible at! [​IMG] I couldn't wire a thermostat in an incubator if my life depended on it! [​IMG]


    And here's my opinion; if it has steady temps. at 99-101*F and humidity is right and steady, and if it is safe, then an egg can be incubated in it. I've heard of people incubating eggs in a bra, skillet, etc...No idea how, but I guess it can work. That's also a cheap option.

    Good luck! Try looking in online ads, such as eBay, Uncle Henry's, Craigslist, etc.
     
  3. NoVA Chicks

    NoVA Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have this one: https://www.gqfmfg.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=273. It's $17 with free shipping--but, I've heard some bad reviews and it seems to be a case of you get what you pay for. Since your eggs are free, though, I would give it a try. The next step up is over $50, which was out of our budget.
     
  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    I heard that incubator is warmed by a lightbulb. But it is definitely cheap!
     
  5. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Quote:I have terrible terrible wiring skills. LOL
    Does anyone have SUPER SUPER SUPER simple incubator plans
     
  6. NCIndiaBlue

    NCIndiaBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a new Little Giant incubator at my local Tractor Supply Company for $41.00 dollars. I have had a great results.
     
  7. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Check on C.L. If there isn't one for sale, place an ad on there stating what you are wanting. We just got a hovabator for $25 by some guy answering an ad I placed wanting an incubator. [​IMG]
     
  8. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    I actaully tried CL many times for chicken stuff. I never seem to get any replies...
    Any SUPER SUPER easy plans with LITTLE wiring
     
  9. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    Maybe you could borrow one? I'm sure someone would let you use theirs in exchange for a chick. Or maybe your school has an FFA chapter? Those kids tend to be pretty handy. They might be able to whip you up one, and then you could donate it to a science classroom when you're done!
     

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