Help me build an incubator!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chloezoebob101, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. i made an incubator out of a styrofoam cooler, but it didn't work out too well. So i decided to build another one. We have some pink insulator stuff, and some wood, as our main scraps. I am not sure how big to make it either. if i wanted to set 50 eggs in it, how big would it need to be?
    Also, anyone have creative ideas? like maybe a place to put the hatched chicks but where they are still in the incubator?
    i will be having more questions along the way too! thanks in advance!
     
  2. Jessshan8

    Jessshan8 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you plan on placing a egg turner in it or are you going to hand turn them?
     
  3. egg turner
     
  4. builderone

    builderone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I built mine with 2 shelves and use the bottom to put the new chicks.
    18"x18"x24"
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  5. i really like that! and i can't tell, is the light shining directly on some of the eggs?
     
  6. builderone

    builderone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never put a cover over the lights. i use one fixture with a y splitter to run 2 bulbs in case one blows.
     
  7. ok! and you have never had a problem with the eggs cooking with the light like that?
     
  8. builderone

    builderone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem yet. This is the first hatch in it and out of 30 eggs 29 made it to lock down no early quitters.
     
  9. wow! good! i really like this design, it will help a lot when it comes to building it. right now though i am still figuring dimensions out and stuff :)
     
  10. builderone

    builderone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking of building a hatcher if I do that I will run three turners in it. My hatcher is gonna be built like a coffee table so we can have it in the living room during hatching. That way I can watch net flix plus chick tv. [​IMG]
     

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