The incubator that "MacGyver" built! Homemade bator!! SUCCESS!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by peepblessed, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just had to share pictures of the awesome bator my DH built for me "MacGyver" style. Half of it came from bits and pieces from his shop where he saves "stuff"! We purchased the digital thermometer on ebay and the digital hygrometer. Also an extra thermometer. We bought hinges and Plexiglas (double panes top and front) after he broke two pieces of glass. He wanted lots of lights and switches (which he had) and they are really fun! The bottom hatching area is not quite complete but we have out first test eggs on the top shelf. Please notice the special extras! Small side doors for reaching in to grab a chick or egg in lock-down. Also the water pan fills from the outside and is equipped with an aquarium aerator (also purchased) that will bring the humidity up several notches in just a few seconds! It is all attached to a back up system in case of power failure. (We already had that). I know it will fly. Just not sure if it will make eggs into chicks yet! [​IMG] We have about $150 invested.



    Last edited: Jan 31, 2012
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Very nice!!! [​IMG]
  3. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. abbylane35

    abbylane35 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 13, 2011
    Lodi, New York
    Wow! Looks great! Hope it works out well [​IMG]
  5. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks! I'm going to candle tonight for the first time and see how things are going. [​IMG]
  6. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2009
    Northern Maine
    Nice hope it works out great for you
  7. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member Project Manager

    Aug 14, 2010
    Hardy Township, OH
    Looks really nice. Goog luck!
  8. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank, to all for the encouragement! Can't wait to candle tonight! [​IMG]
  9. Chicken Crazy12

    Chicken Crazy12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 10, 2009
    Love the side doors for reaching in real quick. Looks fancy with all those switches. Great job and can't wait to see how it works out for you. Is it holding temps well?
  10. Corg33

    Corg33 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 20, 2011
    Dinwiddie, VA
    Looks Great!

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