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Help modifying an incubator.....

Discussion in 'Ostriches, Emu, Rheas' started by monarchcmj, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. monarchcmj

    monarchcmj Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 28, 2009
    I have read that a couple of people have made modifications to styrofoam incubators to make them taller to accommodate emu eggs. I saw some pics of one modified 'bator, but would love to hear form others who have hatched emu eggs successfully in a modified incubator and how the modifications were done.
    Thanks! :)
  2. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    there is a link in my signature with a pic of mine modified (the emu hatch link)

    I had scraps of foam board insulation.. I cut some 6" high to make the inner and outer walls (each wall is two pieces thick) leaving a lip on the inside of two of the walls to hold the lid in place.. then I taped everything together with the silver tape that you can get from Lowes or Home depot which is used to hold together heating and air conditioning ducts

    I don't have exact measurements of everything.. just measure one side and cut a piece to fit and modify each side from there.. using the lid to make sure everything goes together properly

    I also installed a fan kit that I bought online from Incubator Warehouse
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2012

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