Ok will these work as incubators? Pics included!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken_angler, Aug 12, 2008.

  1. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Ok yesterday my dad found two of these big styrofoam boxes out for the garbage and he brought them home to me. I figured we could use one as a worm ranch type thing and the other one i could turn into a incubator!

    Will they work and what all do you need in a incubator? Any tips and pics would be greatly appreciated!
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  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
  3. Hooterville

    Hooterville Songster

    What a lucky find! Go for it--I might even be tempted to use both for incubators.

    My worm farm does really well in just a plain old rubber maid tote for $7.00.

    I've had a hard time finding nice sized styrofoam coolers around here.

  4. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    I'm so jealous! [​IMG]

    i wish i could find 2 coolers like that [​IMG]
  5. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    Thanks for the answers! I think it will work cause it has a very tight seal on the lid . I saw some ladys incubator made out of a plastic cooler on here and she had a hole cut in the side and some sort of glove thing in the hole to turn the eggs! I thought that was cool. I think I will cut a hole in the top and put a piece of glass on there. My dad has a lot of lamp and electrical parts around cause he is a handyman. I will look in the garage today and see what I can find!
  6. Quote:They only run about $4.00 at wal mart
  7. Gloria

    Gloria Songster

    Ohh lucky you! I'm looking for some like that too! MissPrissy has some great ideas on this subject. Good luck with your new find!
  8. nhnanna

    nhnanna Songster

    Jul 18, 2008
    The chicken coop
    Did he say where he found them? Like outside of a store? I would love to find those here in Maine. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  9. chicken_angler

    chicken_angler Coop Constructist

    Jun 23, 2008
    a house
    He found them in-town. They were out with someones garbage!

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