kerosene egg incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by alldembirds, Dec 13, 2013.

  1. alldembirds

    alldembirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Description says it heats to a constant 103 degrees! !
     
  3. iqsavvy

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    I found this on how to make one
    http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/members.ec...424C-962F-F5B14EF26E69/Kerosene_Incubator.pdf


    Honestly I would buy a solar panel and go with a good quality incubator

    Now I know a cabinet incubator like a sportsman uses 150-200 watts but this is a link to a 100 watt solar panel.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...ASIN=B00HR8YNK6&linkCode=shr&tag=animonan-20#

    Here is a link to a 300 watt solar panel kit.
    http://www.amazon.com/Solar-Panel-S...24114956&sr=8-2&keywords=300+watt+solar+panel

    If you invested in a cabinet incubator for about $700 then lets say the $700 for maximum solar panels. And you had say pharoh quail you hatched out and sold at a dollar a piece. It would pay for itself in 2 full cabinet hatches. I have 20 quail that lay 17 eggs a day.(besides my turkeys, ducks, and chickens) and its easy to keep it going. You would also need to consider that you will need a brooder after they hatch to keep the chicks warm.
     
  4. alldembirds

    alldembirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if i buy solar panels they are going on my cabin not an incubator lol. I have been leaning more with just finding broody breeds lately , or restoring an older one, I just found one for $75 that looks pretty complete. the kerosene lamp heats the water that heats the eggs

    I could never justify $1400 for anything poultry related, I couldn't justify half that, I dont sell anything.
     
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  5. iqsavvy

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    Broody hens are a good way to go. I have a friend who uses them for quail when they have too many to fill their incubators. We just purchased a sportsman and accessories which was about $800 including shipping. But we hatch and sell a lot of poultry including: quail, turkey, chicken, and ducks. My husbands trying to talk me into pheasant and I think we already have enough!
     
  6. alldembirds

    alldembirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can never have enough! I am a little old fashioned I would never need a fancy expensive incubator .

    I was thinking another issue with the solar powered incubator would be unreliability, well for example the sun has only really been out shining for about 2 hours in three days, nothing but overcast, so it wouldn't have done any good this last week.
     

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