Homemade Incubator Ideas..?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by OwlLover, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. OwlLover

    OwlLover Alaskan Wanderer

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    So I've been looking everywhere; MyPetChicken, Craigslist, etc but can't find a reasonably priced AND decent, working bator. I thought that I'd let my hens go broody, but I don't have any birds that have a stronger instinct to brood (like a silkie) that aren't roosters. So now I'm going to use a homemade incubator. I've got a turner; does anyone have ideas for homemade incubators that work well and aren't ridiculously expensive???
     
  2. plecostrum

    plecostrum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please go to the learning centre I've made a few designs

    I have on test. A mdF box.

    2 tilting trays. Pulled with string

    A bathroom extractor fan with mains plug 25w

    Ebay thermo controller

    Few thermometers 50p

    2 light fittings. One ceramic bulb 75w. And a 25w bulb

    One laptop USB fan lolo


    Very cheap easy and I'll have to let u know how it all goes can't candle as quail eggs !


    I made a cool box one early on 6 eggs hatched 2. 2 blood spots 2 inf.
    this was 2 x 25w bulbs. And a water heater thermostat. Very temperamental but worked

    I have a brinsea mini, octogenarian 20, . King suro and my DIY
     
  3. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, I have some pictures of my cooler incubator if you would like, and a few diagrams.
     
  4. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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