Homemade incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by myhenSunrise, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. myhenSunrise

    myhenSunrise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My family can't afford to buy an incubator, and my grandpa's incubator was returned to him by who he had loaned it to with some pieces missing. So I was hoping to see some of all of your homemade incubators, and the plans to build it? Right now, to hatch eggs, I'm taking a risk to hope that I'll have a broody hen, lol. Thanks in advance to those who can help :)
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

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  3. patty15

    patty15 Out Of The Brooder

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    all u need is aluminum foil, cardboard box, small light (shown in pic), egg carton (your choice)[​IMG]
     
  4. patty15

    patty15 Out Of The Brooder

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    My incubator, incubating one egg right now, day 2.
     
  5. tabinal

    tabinal Out Of The Brooder

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    I put A little light like that in a Styrofoam box we get meds shipped in and the temp went to 120 on a dry run.
     
  6. Chickenluver106

    Chickenluver106 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you had any success with the cardboard box one I'm a flirt time hatcher an I need a back up plan in case my hen does not go broody on the eggs :)
     
  7. Chickenluver106

    Chickenluver106 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First
     
  8. patty15

    patty15 Out Of The Brooder

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    Are u asking me? If so Idk it's my first time trying cardboard box incubator
     
  9. Chickenluver106

    Chickenluver106 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I was and do you know if it is working so far
     
  10. patty15

    patty15 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm only on day 3 but I think it's working...the egg is darker than the egg my hen laid today...hope that's a good sign...it holds heat well
     

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