I am looking to try to incubate some of my guinea fowl eggs. I have 5 hens and they are almost laying an egg a day and the eggs are piling up rapidly. I was wondering if anyone here has hatched guinea fowl eggs and what incubator you used to do so.
I saw this one at my local tractor supply store.... Is it any good?
I see there are some very bad reviews....
I have checked out The Incubator Thread on BYC http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/736899/the-incubator-thread
and have found people recommending (in no particular order):
1. Brinsea Mini Advance Hatching Egg Incubator aka MINI ADVANCE INCUBATOR
2. Hova Bator Egg Incubator 1602N with Circulated Air Fan Kit
3. Brinsea Octagon 20 ECO Auto Turn Egg Incubator
I did find one review on Octagon 20 that someone hatched chicks and keets (baby guinea fowl) with this incubator and had 90% success rate.
If you have any other recommendations please tell me!! I tried searching the incubator thread but it is SOO long and hard to sift through all at once. My Dad and I don't have a lot of money so the incubator must be below $500. Honestly I think my Dad rather it be as affordable as possible.... something that will work correctly and not end up being "disposable". I don't have the skill or capacity to make one homemade but if you share a DIY tutorial maybe my Dad could figure something out. Though to be honest I think having a incubator that you plug in load up the eggs and hit go will work the best for us.
Edited by Gwynny7 - 4/13/16 at 2:23pm