SCORE!!!!!! Nice big thick styro coolers for bators!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Pumpkinpup, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    Lockedhearts and I drove to deliver a pair of birds I had sold to a fellow BYCer and we ended up getting two very nice big styrofoam coolers from the HoneyBaked store for free! We are going to try and make each of us a hatcher out of them [​IMG]
  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Way to go!! I love free!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR

    We used to get some heavy-duty styrofoam boxes from the fish store that we deal with. When I got back into chickens in '07, after a 20 year break, I decided to see if we could get a couple of them so I could try and make my own 'bator. No such luck! They have to return them now or else pay for them.

  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I will post pics of the build when we do this project!
  5. erthymom2

    erthymom2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    i was able to get free off " freecycle" 6 of the larger omaha steak 2" coolers last weekend from a lady in week it's off to Lowes for parts for making them all into home bators and hatchers!!

    Once i get them made and test-run them, i'm passing three to the local kids club at church locally with some easy instructions, just to get some folks interested in self-sufficient hatching.

    I am a pack-rat and always am on the look-out for stuff i can re-use. I have a box of lamp parts, plexiglass window frames , metal racks/pans, and nuts/bolts/screws,tape for the insides.
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2009

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