HHD 56 Egg Incubator
HHD 56 Egg Incubator
Save your money and keep your stress levels down, do not buy this incubator. You can get better incubators for better prices…they just don’t look like a spaceship.
This guide is to help you understand the main components of the different types of incubators, common accessories, and combo kits to make your purchasing decision as simple as possible.
This guide will cover the following topics:
Quick Summary Table
1. Main Components
a. Case- There are two common types of cases
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The steps for building a cabinet incubator are very similar to building a smaller, table-top incubator.
1. Know what it takes to have an effective cabinet egg incubator
See our other pages for information regarding temperature, humidity, air circulation, rotating the eggs, and sanitation. This will help you know what the incubator needs to do in order to have a successful hatch. Keep in mind that a larger incubator has more potential to have cool and warm s...
The most difficult question we sometimes get is this: Why didn't my eggs hatch?
The main reason why this is such a difficult question to answer is because there are many factors that affect the results of your incubation efforts. Some of these factors are: egg quality, fertilization, improper temperature levels or humidity levels, dirty or contaminated eggs, mis-handled eggs, temperature spikes or valleys, too much temperature variation, poor egg turning, eggs are too old, or not enough fresh air....
There are some basic steps which will help you build a good, effective egg incubator.
1. Know what it takes to have an effective egg incubator
See our other pages for information regarding temperature, humidity, air circulation, rotating the eggs, and sanitation. This will help you know what the incubator needs to do in order to have a successful hatch.
2. Determine your specific design
The most common sized desktop egg incubators will hold between 30-50 chic...
Container For a simple foam container, a local grocery store usually has options for low-cost foam coolers. WalMart regularly sells them for about $3.00. K-mart, Albertsons, Krogers and many other local stores will have foam coolers that are very good at providing an insulated container. Other options would be regular plastic coolers. They will be more expensive but very easy to clean and more robust. Any of the stores mentioned above will have them as well as any ou...
There are some basic things that every incubator needs. Here is a list of them along with information about each one.
Container Depending on how many eggs you want to hatch at a time, you may want something small that will hold just 20-30 eggs or a larger, cabinet style unit that will hold several hundred. Determine how many eggs you want to incubate and then decide on the container. The more insulation it has, the less energy it will require to keep it at the correct temperatu...
Building your own egg incubator can be a lot of fun and very rewarding. But there are several things you'll want to consider.
Here are some of the questions you’ll want to answer before starting down the path of building your own incubator:
1. How much will it cost to build my own incubator? Would it be less expensive to simply buy one ? 2. What design should I use? 3. Do I need a small tabletop design or a larger cabinet style?
4. What do I have available...
Things to consider:
How many eggs do you want to hatch at a time?
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Hatching Eggs can be Fun & Rewarding
Setting your eggs
Eggs have the best hatch rate when stored for no more than 7 days before beginning to incubate. Allow cool eggs to warm slowly to room temperature before placing in the incubator . Abrupt warming from 55 degrees to 100 degrees can cause moisture condensation on the egg shell which can lead to disease and reduced hatches.
Humidity is controlled in order to prevent unnecessary loss of eg...