1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Making a incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Faded Intimacy, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. Faded Intimacy

    Faded Intimacy Out Of The Brooder

    36
    0
    32
    Apr 10, 2008
    I'm going to be building an incubator. Im using a Styrofoam box, a porcelain socket lamp (made for reptile lamps), a ceramic heat emitter, and a small, and a handheld fan. I have the most expensive parts, I just need the box and fan. will post building specks later <3
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    24,442
    46
    371
    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Good luck with your project. Many of us have successfully built and hatched eggs in a homemade bator.
     
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

    5,189
    44
    288
    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Instead of the handheld fan i suggest a computer fan ,and to power it a old charger from a cell phone.if you check we had about this subject not to long ago.
     
  4. Faded Intimacy

    Faded Intimacy Out Of The Brooder

    36
    0
    32
    Apr 10, 2008
    I will definetly be using a computer fan now! [​IMG] thanks!

    I'm having issues locating a styrofoam box? any ideas?
    The ceramic heat emitter I'm using is a 60 watt one;
    This to be specific: http://www.reptileguru.com/detail.aspx?ID=110
    This
    is my lamp fixture: http://www.reptileguru.com/detail.aspx?ID=154

    My
    dads hooking up a dimmer or thermostat to the lamp, we'll see?

    Also, Do I HAVE to have a rack? My plan was to use pine bedding on the bottom and then have a glass of water in there where the chicks couldnt reach it :-/

    I'm also buying this: http://www.reptileguru.com/detail.aspx?ID=780

    I'm
    taking a $50 lamp back to Petsmart, so hopefully it'll cover all the remaining items and maybe my rats a new hammock.[​IMG]
    I'm also buying a two dollar frame that I can rubber cement to the front of the incubator.
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2008
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    24,442
    46
    371
    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Walmart might have a big worm box or a styrofoam cooler.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by