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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Skip, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Skip

    Skip Songster

    I made my first incubator today! It's an open-topped bator made from a few pieces of styrofoam with a lamp hovering over it. The temp. is real touchy, but I got it right on spot. It looks more like the lunch box from he** than an incubator. I can't control humidity. Do you think it will hatch?

  2. merry hens

    merry hens In the Brooder

    Jan 18, 2009
    I hope so! But wont it be a little drafty if there is no lid?
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008

    Not without a great deal of luck, or a lot of hard work, or probably both. Either way, most of the eggs you set stand very little chance, so I wonder .... why did you do it?
  4. Skip

    Skip Songster

    Why did I do it?

    1. I had a brainstorm one day and I really wanted to do it, so I did it.

    2. I've always wanted to watch chicks hatch.

    3. I want to test myself.

    4. WHY NOT?!

    That's why I did it.

    I've been asking everyone. Some people say it will work, some people say it won't. Either way, since there's no turning device, I'll be up and out a lot turning them. It's hard work, but I'm prepared to do it.

    As for luck, it's always been a little on my side.

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