Hatching Dilema..... Advice , Suggestions Please!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lockedhearts, Sep 26, 2008.

  1. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    My eggs in the hatcher are going way slower than I thought (Day 22 and most just now pipping)

    I have more eggs that need to go to the hatcher Tomorrow. I can't afford to run out and buy another bator. I don't want to compromise my current hatch.
    Quickly open the bator and add the next eggs, crossing fingers and hoping for the best
    Cons to this are, the babies from current hatch will need to be moved to a brooder in the midst of the next hatch.

    I have a couple styrofoam "coolers" and could make a makeshift hatcher. What supplies do I need and could this be done like tomorrow and I move the eggs Sunday (Day 19)
    Cons to this are, getting it made and temp and humidity up to snuff in a short amount of time.

    I would still need to purchase a few things to make a second hatcher, but I think I can manage that.
  2. Heather J

    Heather J Songster

    May 29, 2008
    I'm thinking of making a homemade hatcher for spring for any time when both my bators will have eggs in them, try looking for Miss Priss's incubator thread, a hatcher would be very similar, if not identical. I know they posted on the thread recently, so you shouldn't have to go back too many pages. Lots of other people have posted pics of their homemade incubators too.

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