Using a Yogurt Maker as an Egg Incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JCDA, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. JCDA

    JCDA New Egg

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    Has anyone ever tried to use a yogurt maker as an incubator for their eggs? I was at a second hand thrift store and saw a bunch of these yogurt makers and had it as an idea. Just wondering if anyone ever tried it or what the more experienced hatchers out there think about this idea?[​IMG]
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hmmm...interesting idea. I had a yogurt maker many years ago and from memory of its size, it wouldn't fit too many eggs in it though.
     
  3. JCDA

    JCDA New Egg

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    You are right about the size, but I think it could work for a classroom project or for people wanting to hatch a small number of button quail. I wasn't sure if I should buy it. I can't find any links on the internet of anyone trying it either.
     
  4. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, it would be an interesting eggsperiment if you're willing to try it! Since they are at a thrift store, why not pick one up, plug it in and see what kind of temps you can hold in it and go from there? If it doesn't work, you can always make yogurt....[​IMG]
     
  5. youngbiddy

    youngbiddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yogurt makers are designed to maintain a temp of 115 F. I'm not sure how you would compensate for that.
     
  6. JCDA

    JCDA New Egg

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    I'm not sure how to go about it, it would be my first time hatching eggs in 24 years. I have a button quail, who is laying right now and isn't broody, so I might give it a try after a trip to the thrift store and the pet store to grab a thermometer and a hygrometer.
    Any suggestions to try to get it right would be appreciated.
     
  7. youngbiddy

    youngbiddy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll definitely have to vent the excess heat, so you'll want to fire it up and test the temp. Maybe you'll get lucky and it'll run cool.
     
  8. mispollitos

    mispollitos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was just loading mine and had to search if it were possible to use a yogurt maker? Did the op decide to try it?
     

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