Homemade incubator size of ice chest?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hooterville, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Hooterville

    Hooterville Songster

    We are going to attempt the homemade incubator and have assembled all parts except the ice chest. How thick does the styrofoam need to be? Does a regular styrofoam cooler work OK?
  2. I've had a regular styrofoam and just built one with a rubbermaid cooler. I highly recommend spending the extra for a rubbermaid. It hold the temp and humidity MUCH better IMO.
  3. Chickfever

    Chickfever Songster

    Jul 22, 2007
    Southwest VA
  4. Hooterville

    Hooterville Songster

    Thanks for the info--hope to finish this weekend!
    becky [​IMG]
  5. kellim

    kellim Songster

    Jun 19, 2008
    SC, GA Border
    Good luck!
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    I found a 48 qt cooler at a flea market for $5. Works well. See directions in my sig line link.

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