Homemade Incubators for Dummies

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenmomma16, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. chickenmomma16

    chickenmomma16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 16, 2012
    Buckley, Washington
    Okay here we go!

    I have the hatching itch really bad this year and I would love to make my own incubator able to hold 2 - 4 dozen eggs. I need some help getting a shopping list together. :D

    Post what you have done, where your supplies came from, possibly cost? I have never done anything like this before so keep it as simple as possible! I'm hoping this can be a nice simple compilation of homemade incubators for us newbies. Not interested in light bulb type heat.

    Post away!
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 10, 2013
    Look on youtube. Rush lane poultry has several videos on one's he makes from coolers.

    Not using lights for heat saw thing called an incukit on line. heater and fan in one unit.

    Good luck.
  3. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Smile Premium Member

    Aug 1, 2015

    X2. IMHO, coolerbators are one of the best kinds you can make and are way better than most storebought ones.
  4. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Smile Premium Member

    Aug 1, 2015

    Wait- didn't catch you were not interested in lightbulb heat, sorry. The coolerbator uses a lightbulb....
  5. MeepBeep

    MeepBeep Chillin' With My Peeps

    I will be doing a complete write up in about a month (not locked in time) on a 'universal' DIY type setup, complete with parts list and what not, but that might be longer then you are willing to wait...

    Light bulb heat is a good DIY cheap option, incandescent bulbs are very efficient heat sources and should not be ignored as an option, IMO...

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