help! want to build an incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AtRendeAcres, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    does anyone have real simple plans to build and incubator?

    I haven't got a clue [​IMG] but, I thought it would be a Great home-school project instead of just buying on!

    I was inspired by a thread were they were using a plastic cooler!
  2. jenichick

    jenichick Songster

    Jun 1, 2007
    I want to build one also, really bad but,

    incubator=more chicks

    more chicks=more chicks

    more chicks=more chicks, what to do with em all.....

    I'm afraid if I build one I'll have three just like MissPrissy, and I already have broody hens who are doing the hatching for me,

    but I just want to make something, to build it.......arrrrrgghhh! That's it!!! I will build it when the silkies start to lay if I'm patient enough!
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2007
  3. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    MissPrissy has a very good instructional thread there.
    You'll love it, its easy!
  4. jenichick

    jenichick Songster

    Jun 1, 2007
    Yep, I've been studying her latest, I wan't to build it just for the sake of building it! Eggs or not, I'm going to use her instructions for sure when I build one. I just have to do it, I'm compelled......(or obsessive as some might say). [​IMG]
  5. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    Thank You MissPrissy I love your instructions! [​IMG]

    I making a list for things I need at store!

    what is a water wiggler & were do I get one?

    also were do you find the -thermometer/hygrometer?
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Walmart for both.

    The water wiggler/water weasel is a cheap toy .88 cents. The thermometer probe is threaded inside of it to mimic the temp inside the egg.

    The thermometer with a probe (or just a thermometer hydrometer combination) are easy to find too. Look in the section of walmart where lightbulbs, replacement light sockets, timers, etc are somewhere near the hardware and fan section. They costs around $11 for the one with the probe and $6 for a simple one.


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