So cute! One of them already has little feathers coming in on the wings! I didn't know you had a broody hen!
I have not been to a poultry swap yet, for this very reason. I've heard so many horror stories. I'm glad you took them. How's the little one doing now?
I can't wait to see new pics! Yeah, we turned the AC's on this week too. I didn't put one in the living room because the duck's brooder is right under the only window it fits in (no central AC here). I didn't want her to get a draft. My duckling was off heat by week 2. She just didn't need it. It's amazing how fast they grow! She's a big girl now...
If you want something small and are able to hand turn, you should look into the Brinsea mini Eco. It's the best incubator ever! It's $100 but worth every single penny. 3 year full warranty and holds temp & humidity perfect, regardless of my house is 63 degrees or 80. I've ran it all year. I recently bought the hova bator 1583 and I've only had it up and running a week but so far it's been great.
She is sooo adorable!
And yes, I have a broody hen. Dummy me let her keep eggs for 4 days before I separated her and started removing them, but I think the stagger is going to work out ok. Two had hatched, as of last night and this morning. I'm dying to get home and see what's going on!!
Not sure about your model, but there may also be drain holes on the bottom that also act as ventilation holes, so just be aware when you are wrapping them up.