How To Build A Homeade Incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by austincoopersilkiesies, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. austincoopersilkiesies

    austincoopersilkiesies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I Want To Start Hatching But I Dont Want To Pay 85.00 Bucks For A 6 egg Incubator That Dosent Turn The Eggs so if you guys made your own could you share prices and how you did it? And is it neccesary to turn the eggs?[​IMG]
     
  2. austincoopersilkiesies

    austincoopersilkiesies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please Guys Im New To This Help Me Please!!!!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  3. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I would suggest going here to start

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/chicken-coop-incubator.html


    You need to decide what you want to use and what you plan on as far as a budget.

    You need a heat source and Humidity source. Decide if you Still air or forced air. So I would look over that page and get Ideas.
     
  4. austincoopersilkiesies

    austincoopersilkiesies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it nessasary to turn the eggs?
     
  5. chickenbuttsowhat

    chickenbuttsowhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes its very nessasary to turn the eggs if the eggs are not turned, the embryo will usually adhere to the wall of the egg, and development will fail so try to turn atleast 2 - 3 times a day best 3 times once in morning afternoon and night
     
  6. chickenbuttsowhat

    chickenbuttsowhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh also put a x on one side and o on the other so u know that u've turned them us a pencil its better for them and MUST STOP turning them 3 days before they hatch
     
  7. austincoopersilkiesies

    austincoopersilkiesies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is There A Way To Make An Incubator That Spins?
     
  8. ContessaKris

    ContessaKris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about the spinning part, they really need to turn over a bit, not go around. Someone else can help you with that. I'm going to manually turn mine.

    But I have been working on a homemade incubator for the past week and finally got it to regulate to the correct temperature. If you look at my BYC page, the first part is my first incubator experiment that didn't work but keep reading. The bottom reconfiguration works. And I only had to buy 2 thermometers (Walmart $1.63 each, in aquarium section) and the water heater thermostat (Lowes $10). The rest I had around the house.

    Good luck and let me know if you have any questions...
     
  9. ContessaKris

    ContessaKris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    P.S. Someone here sent me a pic of their egg turner. It was a picture frame with a piece of plexiglass in it, screwed to a long pole that was underneath it. I guess they put a hole in the side of their incubator and stuck the pole through it. Then you just put your egg carton of eggs on the plexiglass and then manually turn the handle from outside every few hours...
     
  10. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    Honestly, you will find far more info by using the custom search. I spent a good part of the winter months reading hundreds of posts on homemade incubators:

    found a guy who made his own turner using a grid made of wooden slats. (Think Christmas ornament storage box).

    many way to heat; thermostat recommended; many details to consider.

    where to put the ventilation holes

    ability to alter humidity levels.


    IMO, read a bunch, try Miss prissy's page too.


    GOOD LUCK and have fun!
     

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