what size Styrofoam cooler?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bb1372, Jan 15, 2013.

  1. bb1372

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    I`m going to make an incubator and try to hatch some eggs, I`m wondering what size Styrofoam cooler everyone is using and where they got it.
    I have only been able to find them at Walmart and they look tiny and flimsy.
    The pet store says they get some when they get fish plants in but wont have anymore until Friday but i have no idea what they look like or how big....Anyone know?


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  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I just got one from pet co and they are a nice big size , much better in my opnion then the cheset coolers at the store that are taller but narrower at the bottom .

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  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    My computer is being mean Ill be back after restarting and see if its better . did the pictures I try to down load work at all

    My big ol feet are the only size refrance in there till I can find my tape mesure and measure them. I wear a mens 9 1/2 wide and a womens 10 1/2 wide so I got some big feet lol.
     
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  4. bb1372

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    I do like that, I hope the one Petsmart has looks like that. The walls look nice and thick, Much nicer than the one at Walmart.
     
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    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes and not only is free good. But we are reuseing something that might just get throw into our land fills otherwise. Have you seen sally' s link to the instructions to her cooler bator its an awsome home made bator.
     
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    Not sure if i have seen Sally`s incubator instructions, I will see if i can find it. Thanks for your help[​IMG] and yes, free is good.
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

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    AWESOME!! you will love the homemade bator..... link is in my signature!! and all my other notes are in articles found there too!

    Size all depends on how many eggs you want to set! I used a med cooler and would love to make a bigger one so I can use one as a hatcher instead of my styro bator.... hate my bought styro!!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubator-incubator
     

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