Silly question.....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sheps4her, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. sheps4her

    sheps4her Songster

    Jan 10, 2008
    Guilford County, NC
    [​IMG] But is it at all possible to incubate an egg without a bator??? (or broody) Could it be done lets say in a fish tank with a light and jar of water for humidity?? I don't know the first thing about incubating.....but I was just wondering if it was even remotely possible. Don't laugh....just a "wonder if it would work?" moment. [​IMG]
  2. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    * There's a great post on the forum about incubating in a toaster oven and an electric skillet- so I s'pose it'd be possible-- but I think you'd have a much greater problem w/ temp regulation and keeping correct humidity in a tank.
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Yes, is the short answer.

    But like everything else, incubators are purposely designed to carry out a task efficiently and effectively.

    You can catch fish with a bent pin and a piece of string, but you would enjoy more success using a fishing pole and hooks.

    Just having the pole and hooks doesn't, howecer, guarantee success. Having an incubator doesn't automatically give you great results. Learning how to use it, asking questions and building your knowledge all help.
  4. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    wasn't there someone a long long time ago who actually hatched an egg using body heat?
  5. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2008

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