My MEGA Homemade Incubator Build

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DMRippy, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    The video is in the post above yours. Maybe your computer is not seeing it for some reason.

    My hatch rates are GREAT. Some breeds I have 100% hatch all the time. I have hatched in it non stop since it was made. The only issues I have had are the bolts that hold the gears together get in a bind every few months and need to be adjusted. It caused my little gears to strip, but they were plastic. I had a spare on hand to fix it. I need a metal gear so that will not happen again.
     
  2. NCGrammie

    NCGrammie What's Cluckin'?!

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    That is awesome!!! I am going to show my DH this thread in hopes he will build me something similiar.
    I use my iPad to surf this site, so it might be the browser it uses, I'm going to download another one and try it. Thanks again for the update, and may you continue to have great success, I think that is WONDERFUL!!! :D
     
  3. bcboy

    bcboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for posting all the great pictures.
     
  4. jchny2000

    jchny2000 Goslings are precious!

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    Wow! I am sold and am telling hubby about this now! I have some of the parts already too!
     
  5. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    GOOD! I do to! I might need to build 10 more come spring LOL
     
  6. Luv-R-Chickens

    Luv-R-Chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Got alot of good ideas from your Mega Incubator project. [​IMG]
     
  7. LaceyMae

    LaceyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is exactly what I need.....
     
  8. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen Premium Member

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    Make sure chicken math does not take over!

    BTW a local BYCer helped me by making the cabinet for the MEGA Hatcher.....i just have to find time to get it working.
     
  9. FreeRanging Hen

    FreeRanging Hen Out Of The Brooder

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    I too will be showing this to my hubby.
    Thankyou for sharing your wonderful project!

    I might not make one quite so big though... I'll wait to see just how addicted I get to incubating .
    Oh who am I kidding! I'm addicted to the thought alone!! Gimme a doublesized [​IMG]
     
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  10. I'm with the other men .... build it BIGGER - BETTER - FASTER !!!
    My uncle had a saying ... " Don't mind the mule, just load the wagon "
    there is no way I could ever get rid of 500 chicks if I ever built such a monster.
    BUT !!! I will !!! lol lol just because it holds 500 eggs doesn't mean you have
    to fill it up !!

    GREAT JOB !!!
     

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