Handmade Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MultipleAnimals, May 21, 2016.

  1. MultipleAnimals

    MultipleAnimals Songster

    May 21, 2016
    Does anyone know how to make a homemade incubator? I tried to make one and I had lost 2 sets of eggs am I doing something wrong? They would get about 2 weeks in and they would all just die. I can't afford an incubator brand new or used. My handmade incubator is made of a styrofoam cooler I followed the instructions and even put extra holes in it but the temperature gets too high that's how my first set of eggs died they technically boiled in the incubator. So now if I'm going to use the incubator I leave the egg incubator open not all the way I just prop one side of the incubator up. Should I put more holes in it and a fan, or what?

  2. Rod-T

    Rod-T Songster

    Sep 23, 2015
    Deer park, Washington
    I'd use a itc 1000 temperature controller. . They have held good temps for me.. I get mine of amazon..16.00
    Yes I'd ad a fan too..

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