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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 Premium Member

    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 Premium Member Project Manager 7 Years

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    :fl

    I hope it works!
     
  3. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude Premium Member

    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 Premium Member

    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 Premium Member

    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 Premium Member

    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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