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I need an emergency incubator!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LittleLady98, May 12, 2011.

  1. My broody died, and she had four eggs under her. What can I use to make a emergency incubator???

    ETA: I have never incubated before.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2011
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    A cooler, a light bulb, a thermometer, and a container to for some water to add humidity.
     
  3. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    So sorry for you loss [​IMG] [​IMG] i would suggest to make a homemade one from a styrofoam cooler you can get them cheap at dollar general or im sure walmart would have some you can get the directions from the learning center page here on BYC Good luck!! They are inexpensive to make and should meet your needs for now. Or can get a bator from Tractor supply anywhere from 40-120 dollars Let us know how it goes!
     
  4. Stingrayg4

    Stingrayg4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The local county extension office let me borrow one. Worth a phone call.

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  5. pruitt514

    pruitt514 Out Of The Brooder

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    Good idea!
     
  6. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    Quote:Our local 4-H also loans out incubators.
     
  7. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    If you were closer I've got one I'd loan ya....
     
  8. SED

    SED Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I work in Birmingham and have an incubator going right now. If you would like, I can meet you and take them and put them in my incubator this evening and bring the chicks back to you when they hatch.
     
  9. Quote:Awww...Thanks!! [​IMG] But if you were closer, I'd just bring the eggs to you. [​IMG]
     
  10. Quote:AWWWW!!! I will accept the offer! You are too sweet!
     

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