which of these homemade incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Urban Chaos, Jun 15, 2011.

  1. Urban Chaos

    Urban Chaos Songster

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    I'm looking at directions for making an incubator . I would like input on these as far as reliability is concerned. Is there one design that is recommended over the others and why? We are considering doing a science fair project that involves prefab incubators vs homemade.

    Thanks in advance,
    Victoria

    http://urbanext.illinois.edu/eggs/res20-incubator.html
     

  2. colebarnhart

    colebarnhart Songster

    I would go with the plywood or ice chest models for more durability instead of cardboard.
     
  3. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Songster

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    I'm very new at this , I made a homemade one and just put eggs in 6/12/11, so far mine is doing well, it's made out of a styrofoam cooler.
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    Very easy to put together cost less that 30.00.
    Ayda
    Good Luck
     
  4. jfulcher

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    May 24, 2011
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    I have one made from a coleman ice chest:
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    So far seems to be working VERY well...
     

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