Homemade Incuabtors???

C&Rman

Songster
8 Years
Feb 26, 2011
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Nevada
Hi I was wondering if homemade incubators do work. I want to build one but will be hatching peafowl eggs in it. I dont know if it is worth it. Anyone have any ideas? Thanks
 

rebel yell

Songster
9 Years
Jun 27, 2010
1,386
21
161
Alabama
Yea, mine works great, had great hatches with it, & its a lot cheaper to build one. but I dont knock the hovabators either got one of the older mod. & it works great, I would stay away from the LG though, just my opinion.
 

galanie

Treat Dispenser No More
11 Years
Aug 20, 2010
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Colmesneil,TX
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spartman

Chirping
8 Years
Feb 23, 2011
78
5
89
NE South Dakota
I have one that I made out of a styrofoam box they use for shipping fish in.

I am using the thermometer half of a broken aquarium heater connected to a 50 watt bulb.

Made a floor with some left over hardware cloth and am using a small cat food/water dish under the mesh for humidity.

So far only have hatched a few eggs, but for the cost of parts, I figure its ok.
 

shelleyd2008

the bird is the word
11 Years
Sep 14, 2008
23,381
122
351
Adair Co., KY
My friend has one that he made, it is about as big as a sportsman and works just as well. He uses a reptile thermostat for the temperature control and 100W light bulbs for the heating element. I plan on making one like it, then selling at least one of my hovabators.
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thebirdguy

Songster
Nov 22, 2010
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79
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Idaho Falls
I made one out of an office fridge.. just locked down my 2nd batch tonight... pips on TUESDAY
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I am making a second bator now and plan on building more...

Best of luck!!
 

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