Originally Posted by cielo
I'm in! My first incubator attempt. I've had chickens for years, always bought them as chicks. I wanted to try my hand @ incubating though. This is a trial run for me. I have 3 shipped Wheaten Ameraucana eggs in there, put em in @ 5pm today after letting them rest a day. I bought a used Hovabator 2362n w/turner. I've been running it several days & have been very impressed w/how well it holds an even temp & humidity. My humidity is a bit high though @ 40%. I'm gonna fiddle w/it tomorrow. Fun!
Awww I'd like to get some Wheaten Ameraucanas, I love their color and puffy bearded faces. The breeder I'm getting the eggs from just got some Wheaten Ameraucanas but they are young and haven't started to lay yet so I'll just have to wait for my second hatch. 40% is high for your bator? The directions for my Brinsea say the RH should be between 40%-50% but if that's what your directions say I'd stick with that...
Originally Posted by Balefire
I'm in 2. Set my brand new brinsea ecco with 5 quial and some eggs from my girls. They are a mixed flock from NHR and RIR and my current rooster is a silkie. In my bator from TSC I have a couple silkies and havey breed eggs and also some quials. But I don't know for sure, if the quials a fertil.
I like my Eco, but I think it's hard to place the eggs in it, special when he has a turner. I put some spnges in my bators to increase the humity and it works for me.
NHR and RIR crossed with your silkie roo?! I wonder what the chicks will look, like how exciting! So what's the purpose of hatching quail, do you hunt or eat them? I've kinda wondered why so many people keep them besides the fact that they are so cute. I almost got the ECO bator because of the cost but I couldn't see myself having the time to turn the eggs unless I brought the bator to work with me which would equal major distraction, especially if they started hatching. The nice thing about the advance is if I want to fit more than 7 I can always take the tray out, turn the turning mechanism off and use it like an ECO.