Homemade Incubator experiment

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HeritageHenNut, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. HeritageHenNut

    HeritageHenNut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So just for fun I decided to cobble together a still air incubator just to see if I could make it work. From my years of keeping reptiles I had a very good thermostat lying around as well as several thermometers. I took a basic Styrofoam cooler used a 40W desk lamp hooked into the thermostat and played with it until I got the temperature stable for a few days (an we've had some crazy temperature swings here lately). I set 4 eggs this morning and now we'll see. I'll update as I go along, good or bad.

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  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds interesting! I've got an incubator, but I'd like to make one someday too. Hope your eggs hatch!
     
  3. HeritageHenNut

    HeritageHenNut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, so far so good...no temp spikes... humidity is sitting at 40%. I'm ordering a Brinsea 20 for the spring as I'm planning to do a fair bit of hatching (turkey & some meat birds) but this is just a fun project to play with.
     
  4. HeritageHenNut

    HeritageHenNut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update: Snuck another egg in on Day 2. The original 4 were candled today since I couldn't help myself. 3/4 are clearly developing.
     
  5. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Subscribing :) Good luck!
     
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  6. HeritageHenNut

    HeritageHenNut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Update: 5/5 developing normally. Now to keep my hands off until day 14 :)
     
  7. SquawkingEagle

    SquawkingEagle Just Hatched

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    i wish you the best of luck [​IMG]
     
  8. DancingWthDucks

    DancingWthDucks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great! Keep us updated :)
     
  9. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Wonderful!
     
  10. HeritageHenNut

    HeritageHenNut Chillin' With My Peeps

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