Pet Duck Boy
- Dec 12, 2009
Stumbled across a tiny styrofoam cooler stashed away in the garage. Thought too myself "This is the perfect size for what I'm looking to hatch"! So now I'm sitting here, researching as much as I can about homemade incubators. I so far have the eyebulb socket, a panel of glass for viewing, and a small bowl for humidity. I'm in need of a temperature/humidity reading device, the fan (Which my dad said he can get from his work), turner for the eggs, and a light bulb that will work for my socket. I'm in need of some opinions to weather this estimated 10-20 dollar bator is going to pay off for hatching a dozen button quail eggs at a time. Like I said, the cooler is small. Outside, the cooler is 8" x 10". The dimensions inside are 6" x 8". So I'm either going to need a new socket and a very small low wattage lightbulb, or a lot of ventilation and something to block the light off the eggs. The panel of glass for viewing will cover one 6" side. On the otherhand, I don't think that would be too small for 10-12 button eggs. Well, right? I need some input.