I'm such a n00b... but I need help with an aquarium incubator..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by moonpuppy, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. moonpuppy

    moonpuppy New Egg

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    Hi! First of all, this is my first post and my first time on this board. I came here because a lot of posts from here came up when I googled questions about hatching chickens.

    Unfortunately, I am now thoroughly confused from having read different info from all the sites that came up when I googled this, so I hope someone can let me know if I'm on the right track.

    I am trying to make an incubator out of an aquarium. I have a reptile light with a 75 w halogen bulb on top of a cover. The temp inside has only made it to 92* and its been on for ten hours now... should I get a hotter bulb, or does it take longer than this? Also, the humidity seems to be around 50%.. which I read was acceptable, right?

    Where should the water be in the tank?

    Where should the eggs be in relation to the water?



    Thanks in advance, I'm just so confused!!![​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2009
  2. happyhens

    happyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like you need to switch to a stronger light. Good luck!
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    some people build a wire mesh rack sort of thing and have the water under it while others just sit a little pan of water where the eggs are.
     
  4. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2009
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    it is fairly easy to build yourself and incubator! there are some really great ideas here, and you can use the ideas here to create your own incubators, or go ahead and use one of the ideas.

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

    you may want to make a few, test and see how they work and put a dozen in each to see which works better.
     

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