rubbermaid tub w/foam rubber on outside to make incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by patandchickens, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    I want to assemble an incubator in the next week or two so that I can get the bugs worked out and then set some of my sussex eggs to *hopefully* (if any hatch) coincide with some May 1 chicks Iv'e ordered.

    I just cannot seem to find a used cooler.

    How do you think it would work to buy an apprpriate sized rubbermaid tub, like cooler size, and then wrap 4" thick foam rubber all around the outside? (DH has a supply from work). I would put 1-2" thick boards at strategic spots to give me something to screw the light fixture and thermostat and fan into, and to drill ventilation holes through; and glue a glass or plastic window into the top, that could be covered w/foam rubber when not being looked through.

    Good idea, bad idea?

    Thanks for all input,


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