home-made incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ccrecelius, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. ccrecelius

    ccrecelius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I saw a post on here where a woman had built her own incubator. She used a meat shipping styrofoam container and some pink duct tape. Anyone remember it. I was wanting to know how to find that post. I want to build one too! That is if she doesn't mind I copy her idea. Can anyone point me to that post. She had pictures and everything! I would really appreciate it!

    Thanks,
    Chris
     
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  3. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is the best link! It has tons of great info in it.

    Good luck.

    L
     
  4. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are tons of posts about homemade incubators.

    Do a search for 'cooler and incubator' and you'll get tons of hits.

    There have been incubators made out of stryofoam coolers, plastic rubbermaid coolers, old dorm refrigerators & small home refrigerators, old electric skillets....even a baby wipe warmer box!

    Add a rheostat or thermostat to most anything that heats up and is insulated and you have an incubator.

    Good luck building yours - I've got peachicks hatching right now out of my cooler bator!
     
  5. ccrecelius

    ccrecelius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all so very much! I am printing off the post right now. Getting ready to head to the store and pick up the rest of the stuff I will need. I am very excited!!!
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:I am that woman. I have others on here too.
     
  7. ccrecelius

    ccrecelius Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MissPrissy, do you mind if I copy your idea? I do have one questions though. What is a water wiggler?
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Water wiggler is a cheap toy used with a probe thermometer to mimic temps in the egg.

    Take the plan, make it work for you, hatch those eggs! [​IMG]
     

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