Dilemma

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HippiAiti, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. HippiAiti

    HippiAiti Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I have the "Chick-Bator", a cheap 3-egg incubator that I bought for $25 at a local feed store. In it I now have 3 BR eggs I got from someone here on BYC. It surprised me that they all arrived through the mail intact.

    So now I've been offered a couple EE eggs from someone local. They won't fit in the incubator... but I really want them. (Like I needed a new addiction...)

    So now my naturally-inclined-to-DIY mind is turning this idea over and I can't help but think that I could make a small incubator myself. I mean, looking at this thing, it's a container with a light, a little ventilation, and some water. So, theoretically, with all the building supplies we have in this house, I'm sure I could come up with SOMETHING.... right?

    Anyone made their own SMALL incubator?
     
  2. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are many posts, here, on the subject, with photos & directions.
    Best of luck.
     
  3. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    Well let's see...there is one made of an electric skillet, one with a bread box, styrofoam cooler, small refrigerator, fish aquarium...do a search and you should find lots of good examples! [​IMG]
    ~Rebecca
     
  4. HippiAiti

    HippiAiti Out Of The Brooder

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    an electric skillet? wow, I missed that one...
     
  5. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    needmorechickens! :

    Well let's see...there is one made of an electric skillet, one with a bread box, styrofoam cooler, small refrigerator, fish aquarium...do a search and you should find lots of good examples! [​IMG]
    ~Rebecca

    You forgot about the crock pots... [​IMG]
     
  6. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Ohio
    Yup, Miss Prissy has a thread on breadbox incubators, and another one called the "Chic Chick Bator" made out of a styrofoam ice chest.

    Lots of BYC members have homemade bators!

    Goodluck!!
     
  7. needmorechickens!

    needmorechickens! Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 2, 2008
    West TN
    Quote:You forgot about the crock pots... [​IMG]

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    Oh yeah! Can't believe I forgot that one! We sound like people with an addiction.... [​IMG]

    ~Rebecca [​IMG]
     
  8. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Knowing that you have a problem is a sure way to tell you have an addiction...we don't have any PROBLEMS!! [​IMG]
     
  9. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
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    I think you would like the Chic Chick bator and get good results out of it.
     
  10. HippiAiti

    HippiAiti Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, I'm already on the prowl through the house for materials...
     

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