homemade styrofoam incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 36williamsn, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. 36williamsn

    36williamsn Out Of The Brooder

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    I made my own Styrofoam incubator for about 35 dollars. I was wondering if others have done the same and how there hatch rate turned out.
     
  2. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow that's cool that you made it!
     
  3. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh and also forgot welcome to BYC!
     
  4. 36williamsn

    36williamsn Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks...first time hatching any of my hens eggs.
     
  5. collingwood

    collingwood Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's eggsiting! I'm really terrible at this pun thing aren't I?
     
  6. 36williamsn

    36williamsn Out Of The Brooder

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    I had 100% hatch rate...but I had to cull one. So 8 out of 9 are alive and well at 3 days old.
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  7. JessicaMallison

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    That's a great incubator. I made my own as well. I was able to hatch 3 out of 10 eggs, and they were shipped eggs. I think that's a good hatch rate for my first time. What day are you on?
     
  8. 36williamsn

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    They have all hatched. I probably won't do another run until early spring.
     
  9. 36williamsn

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    That is a good hatch rate for shipped eggs. Alot different than buying already hatched.
     

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