Your Thoughts On Plastic Container *Need Help ASAP*

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BirdBoy88, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Hey

    I was thinking about buying one of thoughs cheap plastic containers
    from wal-mart or where ever and make it into a hatcher?

    like i put 3 or 4 holes in the top and put a little water container in it and a small light and everything else and see if i can get the temps up to about 100 or 99.5 that way when it's time for my chicken eggs to hatch i can just take them out the bator and place them in the hatcher

    cuz i need something. my bator is full and i can't take any turners out [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2008
  2. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    I've only seen the plastic tubs used as brooders, not hatchers...sorry no advise here, but curious to see what other, more seasoned, hatchers say [​IMG]
     
  3. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Quote:Yea i know [​IMG]

    but i need something... my chicken eggs hatch in a week and once you make something it take 2 or 3 days to just get the temps right in it ok i'm officially nervous :eek:
     
  4. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't think you would have enough insulating capacity with one of those plastic storage containers. The plastic is so thin all the heat would just leak out. Get one of the styrofoam coolers and basically use Miss Prissy's plan for building a 'bator.....It's safer. No sense risking your eggs after you've gotten them this far.

    My 2 cents, which may not be worth even that....

    Susan
     
  5. dacjohns

    dacjohns People Cracker Upper

    It would be hard to regulate the temperature.
     
  6. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I made one out of a $3 styrofoam cooler from the store. Just added a light on a dimmer cord and took a piece of glass out of a picture frame. Punch some holes in the side for air flow. Works geat and holds temps really good.
     

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