want to build a bator today for my classroom but...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lynnemabry, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. lynnemabry

    lynnemabry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2010
    Beautiful Lake County
    I am worried about not being able to turn the eggs enough.

    I am only at school for 5 or 6 hours. Will I still have any success with hatching?

    Also some pict of peoples homemade 'bators do not have turners. Is it OK to open the door to turn the eggs.

    And one more I only have a digital thermometer, how can I try and get the right humidity?

    This is for my preschool class, and I have very little $$ to spend on this project.
  2. Zgoatlady

    Zgoatlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2009
    Enumclaw, WA
    My Coop
    What you can do to turn the eggs is have the eggs in a carton and than just tilt the incubator from one side to the other.
    You have to figure out what your going to do on the weekends.
  3. bahamas

    bahamas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2010
    I agree with the above stated method. Is there gonna be anyone at school on the weekend maybe a saturday tutor. If their is ask them if they can go in to the room and turn them for you. Or Take the incubator home on the weekends maybe ?
  4. catwalk

    catwalk Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2009
    Could you enlist the help of high school FFA or shop students? I imagine that they could build a turner with egg cartons and a small motor, maybe a clockworks. Maybe they could even have a contest! Hydrometers can be purchased for around $2.
  5. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2010
    Southern Oklahoma
  6. lynnemabry

    lynnemabry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2010
    Beautiful Lake County
    Quote:I was looking at your idea this morning,
    showed my dh, we are on our way to the hardware store. [​IMG]
    [​IMG] I will have an incubator to take to school next week.

    Has anyone ever driven an incubator home for the weekend?
    Would in just lower my %hatching?

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