New to back yard chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by doghouse5, May 1, 2017.

  1. doghouse5

    doghouse5 New Egg

    May 1, 2017
    Hi I am new to BYC I plan on raising & hatching bob white quail I have the quail waiting for them to mature and start laying eggs. I am interested in incubating should I build or buy I have a very low budget. I am handy and have the resources. Any thoughts or ideas are welcome any good plans for a cabinet style incubator possibly 3 or four shelves.
  2. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 22, 2016
    South East England
    My Coop
    I'm not good on building etc but I've heard that people have had good results with home-made incubators.
    Have fun on BYC and have fun with your Quail!

  3. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 23, 2010
    Welcome, doghouse5.

    I don't build much. Got tired of smashing my thumb with
    the hammer, put it in the yardsale and that was that.

    But I bet you can look around here and find some incubator
    plans. Or I see several various plans online ?

    Either way, glad to have you. And if you do build, let us know
    how it turns out.

  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under doghouse5 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry that I am not able to help with your incubator build or buy question but I see you have started posting on other Forums for advice.

    I popped ‘home made incubator’ into the search option and see that there are multiple threads on the subject if you want to try the same thing and check some out.

    Good luck!

    Oh, just for future reference in case you need it, BYC also has a Quail Forum:

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture

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