What size should I build my incubator ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by IwannaBEaMERMAID, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. IwannaBEaMERMAID

    IwannaBEaMERMAID Songster

    Oct 28, 2009
    Beverly Hills, CA
    I will be incubating 50 Golden pheasant eggs , 25 Lady amherst eggs, and 25 California Valley Quial eggs [​IMG]
  2. Sportsterjeep

    Sportsterjeep Creekside Acres Farm

    Jun 1, 2010
    Mill Hall PA
    Here's a personal opinion. I was gonna buy a genesis hovabator, with the turner they do 42 eggs. Then I thought, well, I better get 2, prolly gonna need them. Then I saw an awesome homemade cabinet incubator that will hold 4 or 5 turners. In essence, build it bigger than you think you will need. It's easier to put 50 eggs in 250 egg bator than it is to put 100+ eggs in a 50 egg bator, just my 2 cents worth.
  3. msheets

    msheets Songster

    May 13, 2010
    Hurricane, WV
    I agree! You might be incubating 100 small eggs now but next month maybe you'll want to hatch 100 goose eggs, hey you never know [​IMG] I'm going to build a 4 drawer cabinet incubator in the near future, it will be cheaper than buying as many LG bators as it would take to hold as many eggs & also mine will hopefully be more accurate. Better to think too big than too small, or atleast in this situation...

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