DIY incubator ideas

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChaseAndDreamer, May 28, 2016.

  1. ChaseAndDreamer

    ChaseAndDreamer Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey
    our hens aren't being very successful, They have layed on two or three nest and none hatched.
    So we are going to make an incubator and take their eggs.

    Does anyone have any good CHEAP chicken egg incubator ideas?

    Thank you
    ChaseAndDreamer
     
  2. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do a search here on BYC and you should find many ideas for an incubator. I would research the reasons behind these designs, too.

    As for your recent eggs not hatching. Did the hens go broody and sit on the eggs for two to three weeks? Are your eggs fertile?

    Best wishes,
    Ed
     
  3. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. ChaseAndDreamer

    ChaseAndDreamer Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks and she did go broody we let her sit on them for 30 days
    At day thirty we took two eggs to see if the eggs where fertile and they both had chicks in them.(I know the eggs should hatch at day 21 we just waited just in case)
    I don't know how to tell rather or not the chicks where alive
    But I'm yeah I'll check out the link

    Thanks again
    ChaseAndDreamer
     

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