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Incubator for eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by moosey80203, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. moosey80203

    moosey80203 Hatching

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    I have a very simple question. I've been reading up on raising chickens and planning things thru before purchasing the chicks. Now this morning I have a chance to purchase fertile eggs locally and thought that might be an exciting experience. My question is, would I have to purchase lots of expensive equipment to incubate the eggs, or is there a simple old fashioned way? Thanks for any help or advice.[​IMG]
     
  2. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Songster

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    A basic incubator costs roughly $45.00 at farm supply stores. Many people make diy incubators, which you could do. I've made one, but have not used it yet. I plan to purchase an incubator and set eggs in both at once. You can make the basic 'diy' model using a styrofoam ice chest, a lamp kit, a dimmer switch, a thermometer and hygrometer (sp?), and stuff from the kitchen such as a dish for water, a cellulose sponge, metal cooling rack. There's lots of photos of home made incubators on BYC that you could search for and get an idea.
     
  3. gavbarker

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    Im no expert but i would say buy one and get a humidity reader and a thermomiter and your sorted.
     

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