I have been thinking about incubating eggs. I have hens that are laying fertilized eggs and I was thinking I would just try to hatch some of those... but I have so many questions!!!
Is there a certain amount of time that I need to get the eggs in the bator by, can I take them from the nesting box straight to the incubator? What should I look for when I am picking eggs to incubate? Do eggs need to stay a certain temp until incubation? (I do collect every day and the eggs don't sit in the box for more than a couple hrs tops but are some times not very warm when collected). Also since I am just trying this for the first time I don't wanna go "all out" with an expensive incubator.... what are the MUST HAVES when it comes to an incubator? Any starter incubators that you all would recommend?
I have been able to find so many things on what to do when the eggs are in the incubator but I never really can find out what comes before that. :)