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Looking for helpful tips on incubating my own eggs.

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I am wanting to start hatching my own chicks, and looking for helpful tips on starting. What is the best incubator with the best hatch rate? Any other tips is greatly appreciated!
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Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I don't know that they are necessarily the best, but I've always had a good hatch rate using the Hovabator Styrofoam incubators with air circulating fan and auto egg turner. Whatever incubator you get however, I would strongly recommend getting one with an air circulating fan and an automatic egg turner which makes a world of difference in the hatch rate. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.  

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The one i have been looking into is the pro series circulated air incubator with automatic egg turner. Its on the more expensive side but i was a successful hatch rate! So im willing to put in the extra money for a good bator. This will be my first time hatching my own, however I have raised chicks just not hatched my own.
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Welcome to BYC! Great to have you with us. I invite you to check out the Learning Center http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center ; there are many helpful articles specifically about incubators and hatching your own eggs. Might be worth a look! 

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Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Theres lots of threads on incubators - in fact some as recent as a few days ago - so search for something like "best incubator?" and see what comes up. I have never used them, as i prefer my broody alpha hen to do all the hatching i need - its not necessarily convenient, but it makes raising chicks very easy.

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Welcome to BYC!
The incubators mentioned are all good and would work fine, but a DIY one is very cheap and gives great hatch rates.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-easy-cooler-incubator is very easy, and if you have the time I would highly recommend it!
-Banti
Turtle Rock Farm- Thirty something chickens, three ducks, three guineas, one dog, one rabbit, and a guinea pig.
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Turtle Rock Farm- Thirty something chickens, three ducks, three guineas, one dog, one rabbit, and a guinea pig.
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Wishing you good hatching success whatever  incubator you use.

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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