Homemade Incubator Thread: Hatches and Bator Pics

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by duckcommander22, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. duckcommander22

    duckcommander22 New Egg

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    I LOVE homemade incubators!!!! This will be the thread to post pictures of incubators and to post pictures of successful hatches!!
    I will try to get some pictures of mine!
     
  2. Flytieguy

    Flytieguy Out Of The Brooder

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    Here is a picture of mine from a few years ago. I have modified it a little since then but it works great. My 2 youngest watching the first eggs hatch.
     
  3. HatchCraft

    HatchCraft Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had an idea for a design and built one as a prototype. Its collecting dust in my shop. Never hatched in it,but I'm sure it would do great.
     
  4. Flytieguy

    Flytieguy Out Of The Brooder

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    That looks like a sweet incubator. You should try and use it![​IMG]
     
  5. duckcommander22

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    Both of those were pretty awesome!!! I think you should try and hatch in it too!!
     
  6. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I built my Incubator and hatcher. They work Real Good. After unfertile eggs are removed, the hatcher hatches close 100%. In a little over 2 months I have hatched 500+ chicks.[​IMG]

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  7. Flytieguy

    Flytieguy Out Of The Brooder

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    Looks awesome! Wish I had the know how to build one like that.
     
  8. duckcommander22

    duckcommander22 New Egg

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    What heating element did you use guys use??
     
  9. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I used a 225 watt coil in the hatcher and 2--125 watt cartridge rod's in the incubator. The reason for using 2 different ones----Just experimenting. Either works fine.
     
  10. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here are a few pictures of mine. It is our first homemade. We can fit 12 regular sized eggs, a few more with bantams.

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    toilet paper roll cut to lay eggs on to stop them from rollign around if incubator is bumped (have 3 dogs)
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    Light on lid instead of the sides, I get more even temperatures through the incubator.
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    Top lid, viewing window, hole for thermostat sensor, dimmer switch, and extension cord I used to plug in the light socket.
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    Our littler thermostat we use. When set at 104 we get perfect temps. on at 100 off at 101
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    wire mesh floor with paper towels over it for something soft for the chicks feet when hatching. I have a lid of egg carton below to fill with water for humidity.


    Our lone survivor from last hatch, before we had a 60watt light and no thermostat. This time we use a 25 watt/

    Lucky:
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    [​IMG]Lucky is the result of a Speckled Sussex rooster over a Red Sex Link hen.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2014

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