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Homemade chicken incubator
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bob    Posted 03-22-2003 at 22:27:52       [Reply]  [Send Email]
How do I make a homemade chicken incubator?


Adones Mercader    Posted 04-08-2006 at 05:36:33       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I love to raise chicken.


screaminghollow    Posted 03-25-2003 at 09:15:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
A few years back I made an incubator out of an old oven, an incubator switch from Murray McMurray and two 100 watt bulbs, it worked great and I hatched a few thousand quail in it. The oven already has an insulated box, the interior is metal and easy to clean. The fridge idea is ok, but most ovens are already ventilated. I wired the incubator switch to the light bulb sockets so even if one bulb burned out the other would keep things warm. Can't remember a diagram for it though. The incubator switch had a wafer thermostat gizmo and cost about $15.00 then. The rest I rigged out of scrounged electrical stuff. I just put the eggs on the oven racks in rows and gently rolled them front and back three times per day.


Cell    Posted 12-17-2003 at 12:53:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I need to know how to mak a chicken incubator



RAFIQ    Posted 05-28-2006 at 02:07:46       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Dear Sir,
Greetings from my Rural Life!

I am an unemployed person in Bangladesh at Rural Area. But I am interested to do something with my other friends. It will be highly appreciated if you send me indetails instruction or information about homemade chicken incubator and Natural Chicken Incubator.


ella    Posted 07-09-2008 at 23:17:04       [Reply]  [Send Email]
hello,
i am very interested in making the chicken incubator my self but i don't have the instruction to build the chicken incubator.. can you so kindly give me the details and instruction about homemade chicken incubator?


Ana    Posted 03-23-2003 at 07:29:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Best website I've found for your question: http://www.melodious.com/gate/howto/coop/index.htm

As was suggested, hens always do better than incubators and they usually will take whatever eggs you slip under there. Most production breed chickens have had the urge to "set" breed out of them so you might have some trouble finding a hen that will sit. I depend on old-fashioned bantam hens (they sit a lot), but can sit on fewer eggs because they are smaller. Good luck!


Sid    Posted 03-23-2003 at 01:18:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
bob I found this site that shows how to build a chicken incubator from an old refridgerator, sorry I do not know how to send a link yet. http://www.utn.edu/departments/ed/cece/idea/incu.shtml


mojo    Posted 03-22-2003 at 23:10:18       [Reply]  [Send Email]
i believe only eggs need incubating. chicks need brooding. which do you need?
incubators are found at auctions quite often for not much more than the lumber used to build. check the online magazines and such and get a comparision price.
it is usually easier to get chicks from the local stores and finish them out than "creating" your own. in that case you need a brooder house rather than an incubator.
i guess we need more info as to what you want and need and expect.


fredo    Posted 03-23-2003 at 04:40:31       [Reply]  [Send Email]
use natures way. find a setting hen or two. only cost feed and water.


CAH    Posted 03-23-2003 at 05:30:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
How many eggs will a hen sit on. Is it true you can put other hens' eggs in the nest? Do the sitting hens need seperated from the other hens and rooster?


fredo    Posted 03-23-2003 at 06:36:08       [Reply]  [Send Email]
some of the girls on this site probley can answer better than i. but as i remember when the old cluck desides to set, she doesn't care much about any thing but hatching those eggs. they will take extra eggs and they usually set on as many as she can cover. sometimes they'll kick an egg out of nest, i would mark it , if it gets kicked again throw it away. out there for a reason. if you have an old dog coop or some thing simular.
, it will make a nice shelter for one hen.


yo    Posted 05-07-2004 at 11:02:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
an incubator is much more reliable and faster than a hen


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