Homemade lock down box...how to make one?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hannakat, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. hannakat

    hannakat Songster

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    I want to make a separate lock down box for my chicks to hatch in so that I can set another batch of eggs in the incubator. If you have pictures of one (and description please!) I'd love to hear from you! I have 2 more weeks to go and hope that will give me enough time to figure it out.

    What kind of things will I need to put in it? I hope to use a styrofoam container (about 12" x 12") and am only hatching 6 eggs....will that be big enough?

    Thank you!
     
  2. hannakat

    hannakat Songster

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    Links, pictures anyone? [​IMG]
     
  3. stonykill

    stonykill Crowing

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    Quote:waiting patiently myself.....
     
  4. rebel yell

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    I dont have any pictures, but I use a hovabator 1602n with a pc fan in it to hatch in & it works great.
     
  5. gumbii

    gumbii Songster

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    do a search for diy hatcher... a hatcher is just that... for the lock down... some incubators are used as hatchers, like hovabators and such, but whatever works really... my bator is my hatcher... it can handle 55% humidity, and i can hatch on the bottom, wile the racks on top turn... pretty soon, i'll use it that way...
     

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