Is it stupid to buy an incubator? I have old Cabinets?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jonesgirl, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. jonesgirl

    jonesgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a garage full of old cabinets, and I am SURE I can get one away from my DH... Tell me, if I have never incubated befreo, is it silly to try to build one myself? I don't want o spend a fortune, so would making it instead of buying one be a better option?


    DOes anyone have a good cabinet bator instruction?

    THanks!!!
     
  2. jonesgirl

    jonesgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If anyone has a used one I would be willing to buy.. Looking on ebay.. not finding much!!!

    I've got an itch [​IMG]
     
  3. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really don't think that it would be too hard to build one really. I bought one and it doesn't really look too hard, my Dh could have built it. Search around the site, somebody did build one out of a cabinet lately, I will look for the thread.
     
  4. amysue2012

    amysue2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    MissPrissy made a really nice looking styro-bator, Ive also seen where you can make a turner with baskets for a reasonable price. As far as a cabinet bator sorry I dont know much about those.
     
  5. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can build one like missprissy bator for less than $20.00, or place a ad on craig's list
     
  6. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Go for it!

    The prices on incubators are awful, IMHO.... If I were going to lay out that kind of money, I would at least expect it to maintain temp/humidity without a hitch, and that does not seem to be the case -- if you have to fiddle anyway, why not start from scratch.... people incubate in their oven, and now, their bra!
     
  8. Fancie

    Fancie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] One of these days when I have some vacation built up I will have to try that....... My hubby things I nutts now

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    Just wait
     
  9. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    If I still had a roo, I would have when i read about her experiment.... and will, when my 5 week olds get a bit older....

    My family already knows I am nuts, and that was before the chickens....
     

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