Looking for homemade incubator ideas

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickie fam, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. chickie fam

    chickie fam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    looking to see if anyone has good ideas for homemade incubators. Looking to make one for myself to start incubating in the next few weeks.
     
  2. Dirty_South_Chickens

    Dirty_South_Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just built a homemade incubator its not complete but working and has 22 eggs in it now. So far my temps and humidity have been great...well after I changed my thermostat from a hot water to a bi-metal! I made this thing for about $60 and the only thing I didn't buy new was the fans which came out of an old Xbox 360.

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  3. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many eggs you want to incubate? I made one that can hold 20 eggs out of a styrofoam box. Very simple. Keeps temp and humidity great. Couldn't be happier.
     
  4. The Chickeneer

    The Chickeneer ~A Morning's Crow~

    there are hundreds of great ideas of homemade incubators on youtube, I;ve seen a few, and they look pretty inexpensive and simple to make. Good luck building your bator[​IMG]
     
  5. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine isn't totally homemade but my MIL blew up duck eggs in mine so I had to improvise. Took everything off the old foam one and got a free styrofoam cooler at the pet store. Some slicing and dicing the styrofoam and I had a new bator:) Works way better than the original.
     
  6. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The key to making your own incubator is making sure you connect your power source to a dimmer switch to control the temperature.
     
  7. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have gutted an old floor model console TV and am not sure yet if I want it to be an incubator or a brooder or just a habitat for my 2 button quail. The TV was free and the pane of glass for the front was $24. So far that's where I'm at.
     

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