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Homemade incubator
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sdg    Posted 03-08-2004 at 04:20:56       [Reply]  [No Email]
Does anyone know how to make one? Thanks in advance.


jf    Posted 03-08-2004 at 14:17:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
we built one from a basic styrfoam cooler, a drop light with a 25 watt bulb, a small rack to place the eggs in and a pan to place water to help humidity levels. We turn 4 times per day-placed in on 21stof feb should know how it works in 5 more days


screaminghollow    Posted 03-08-2004 at 07:05:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
The instructions on the link provided in another post are good. However, I would suggest using an old oven for the cabinet and light bulbs for the heat source. The oven is metal and insulated already. ie, already constructed and easy to clean. I placed the eggs directly on the oven racks and gently rolled them back and forth on the racks three times per day. Worked great. I made one with two light bulbs for the heat source, that way, if one bulb burned out, the other could still heat the incubator and I wouldn't lose all the eggs. Hatched out goose eggs, pheasant eggs and thousands of quail eggs in that old oven.


Salmoneye    Posted 03-08-2004 at 04:45:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try the link or cut and paste these addresses in your browser window:

http://www.cobblemead.com/non-electric_incubators.htm

http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKIncubation.html



sdg    Posted 03-08-2004 at 05:21:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Thanks Salmoneye, that's what I was looking for.


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