Questions and Answers about our HomeMade Walk-In Incubator

| 7/14/2010 10:04:03 AM

Tags: poultry, incubator, hatching eggs, DIY,

A photo of GaFarm Woman PamI wanted to answer some questions about the the incubator here on the farm.

Did you build or buy the incubator?

It is a large walk-in incubator that FarmMan built. You can see more here –> Incubator 

The building was empty and not finished for several years (it still needs painting, always something waiting to be finished around a farm) until last year when FarmMan decided he wanted to start hatching eggs again.

The incubator building

 Years ago he hatched and sold all types of poultry and enjoyed it. He insulated the building

7/23/2010 5:45:03 PM

Thanks Shannon! Have a great weekend. Pam

s.m.r. saia
7/21/2010 6:43:09 AM

Wow, that's really neat. They are adorable!

7/19/2010 2:22:05 PM

Hi Nebraska Dave, Our chickens lay the eggs that we use in the incubator. The breeds we hatched were Silver Sebright, Golden Sebright, and B.B.Reds bantams. Silver and Golden Polish, Buff Orpingtons, Dominiques(Domineckers),and Light Brahmas. It is always amazing to see the little fellows break out of their shells and hatch. Plus always a real sense of accomplishment. Thank you so much for the comment. Pam

nebraska dave
7/18/2010 8:12:29 PM

@GaFarm Woman Pam, I have not seen anything like your operation on a home farm . Where do you get all the eggs to hatch? I like the engineering that went into the fabrication of the whole process to hatch eggs on this grand scale. I like to read about home small farm ingenuity and wisdom that gets things accomplished. You have figured out how to hatch chickens without expensive machinery or a large cost. Kudows go to you and Farm Man.

7/17/2010 2:22:26 PM

Thanks Cindy, It did take a lot of trial and errors before we really got it going, but is was well worth it. I appreciate you taking time to comment. Have a great weekend. Pam

cindy murphy
7/16/2010 6:56:37 PM

Yes, yes, Pam - I do have to admit they are cute. REALLY cute! I don't know anything about raising chickens, let alone hatching eggs, (honestly, I didn't know it could be done; shows how little I know, I thought the hen had to do it). But dang! it seems like you've got quite the impressive set up there! Best wishes for continued success this season. Enjoy the weekend.

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