DIY tank incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by notbefore, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. notbefore

    notbefore Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 9, 2014
    First time building an incubator and trying to hatch eggs..

    So far we have covered the outside of the tank in a reflective emergency blanket, got my hygrometer (exo terra), sorted out my pc fan connected to a USB lead and plugged in, using the fish tank heater inside a small tube of water and working in sorting my base fully, with a lamp.

    Still some tweaking to be done as we are at 70 humidity and 82F temp[​IMG]
  2. notbefore

    notbefore Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 9, 2014
    Well I changed a few things around we go into lock down next week I have candled 5 out of 13 eggs..

    First egg... Not sure about
    Second egg... Had an eye
    Third egg.. Saw veins
    Forth egg.. Saw veins
    Last egg... Saw chick moving around inside

    Going to do the rest later

    Temp is between 92-102 I have to gages one next to the eggs and one on the glass at the longest point away from the heat.

    Humidity around 50%

    These are buff Sussex eggs, I also have 4 unknown chicks that are a week old that my sons school hatched 16/16[​IMG]
  3. MayDayMel

    MayDayMel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 17, 2013
    Trinity, AL
    How well did this end up working out?

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by