I Built A Wooden Incubator.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Cyprus, Aug 12, 2018.

  1. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

    Hello everyone! :frow
    A month or two ago my dad and I built an incubator out of wood.
    Eventually I will make an article about the build.
    First we set 42 Easter Egger eggs that were transferred over. A heat spike killed most of the eggs, but 2 eggs hatched. Both chicks unfortunately died young from complications. :( But both were male, so...

    Now I have set several shipped eggs. I have set Bantam Light Brahmas, D'Uccles and bantam Sicilian Buttercups.

    I left for two weeks while the eggs incubated and most of the eggs are due to hatch on Thursday the 16th.
    About half are viable. I figured I'd make a thread to follow the hatch and hopeful success of my incubator.

    Here's to hoping for some healthy chicks.

    -Cyprus

    Some of the eggs:
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    The incubator:
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  2. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    I hope it works!
     
  3. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

    Just candled going into lockdown.
    1 Sicilain Buttercup egg is still going
    3 or 4 (didn't mark them) Light Brahma eggs are still good
    6 D'Uccle eggs are still good.
     
  4. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

    The SB egg has the aircell on the wrong end.
     
  5. KikiLeigh02

    KikiLeigh02 Free Ranging

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  6. littleprairieheartsfarm

    littleprairieheartsfarm Free Ranging

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    Fingers crossed for a successful hatch! :fl
    Will you be keeping them after they hatch? :)

    So sorry on your EE eggs :hugs
     
  7. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

    I will be keeping all of the D'Uccles and maybe a few Brahmas. :)
     
  8. littleprairieheartsfarm

    littleprairieheartsfarm Free Ranging

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    That’s great! :) Will these be your new breeders?
     
  9. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

    Yes :)
    I am hoping for a good selection.
     
  10. littleprairieheartsfarm

    littleprairieheartsfarm Free Ranging

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    I hope so too! I will keep my fingers crossed. :)
     

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