Home made Hatchers~ Can you share pics and how they are made?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by The Critter Place, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. The Critter Place

    The Critter Place Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2011
    Tucson, Az.
    Hi Everyone!
    I am thinking of making a home made hatcher and was wondering if you had made one if you could share.

    Pictures, supplies and how they are made.

    I will be ordering Chicken and Quail eggs at the same time and I think a hatcher would come in real handy for future staggard hatches .

    Thanks !
     
  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Made the same as an incubator, just no turning. Many back posts with details. Try searching old posts; you will spend hours looking at ideas.
     
  3. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    I made a hatcher out of a 10 gal. fish tank laid on it's side with sliding glass doors for easy access and more floor room. It uses a 11" by 20" Flex Watt strip as a heating element mounted to the outside of the bottom with a 15w aquarium bulb on the inside. The inside bulb is just for rapid recovery just in case. Both heat sources are plugged in to the same electronic thermostat. It is insulated with 3/4 in styrofoam and covered with vinyl. Fan is attached with small suction cups. Light fixture is attached with double sided sticky foam. I have a incubator made the same way but it is upright to allow room for the egg turner. I choose glass because it is a breeze to sterilize between hatches. HAPPY HATCHING.
     
  4. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It uses a WHT and 4 80watt bulbs. Uses 2 gallons of water over 4 days. Made from a tv stand. The removable doors are nice. Its still not finish like every other project ive got. I sit the shelf on mason jars. Holds about 200 eggs.
     

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