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what has the best hatch rates?

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Originally Posted by bufforpingtonfan 

what has the best hatch rates?


that is an almost impossible question to answer.

You will get 50 competing answers. You will just have to buy what you determine might be best for you, and ................... SEE

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The measure of the humanity of a nation is NOT how it treats its animals; the measure of the humanity of a nation is first and foremost how it treats its HUMANS: the weakest, the hurting, and the strong. THAT is the measure of a peoples' humanity!

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Well, here is a for-instance:  I have two Hovabators: the moving air I use for incubation, as it keeps the temp uniform. The other is a still air and I use it for hatching, as it is less drafty for the chicks.  My initial hatch rates were very low, and in researching, I found that humidity is a problem.  My hatch rates were 50% or less at times, but once I found a dry incubation method(which used to be here on BYC), I got one hatch at 100% and the others were pretty close as well.  It's not just the hatcher, but your environment as well.  I imagine in the dryer areas that you might need to add more water to the incubator, instead of less.

Java and Buckeyes are my main breeds.  I also have a RIR quad,  Bantam Araucanas and two lonely Silver Sebrights hens.  2012 will be a big production year, and it's been three years in the making.

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Java and Buckeyes are my main breeds.  I also have a RIR quad,  Bantam Araucanas and two lonely Silver Sebrights hens.  2012 will be a big production year, and it's been three years in the making.

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Yeah, you will get a million different opinions on a question like this; everyone has their own particular preferences for what works best for their particular situation.

For beginners, I always recommend the Genesis HovaBator 1588 since it's already pre-set (kinda of "plug 'n play") and it holds a lot of eggs and comes with an auto egg turner.

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Registered Katahdin meat sheep, Silkies, Guineas, Egg Layers, annual pig, Papillons, toy Poodle,

Cornish Rex cats, aquatic turtle, Kangal LGDs (and puppies) and Grt Pyr on 15 acres.

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There is no contest- the Rcom is the best. It's nearly 100% on my home eggs. It's the easiest, easiest to clean, most reliable, self-contained...

...and expensive. But worth it. You'll save on having better hatches, and if you buy your hatching eggs, it's a no-brainer. Promise.

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               ৲(⎠    ~Renée~ *MyHints* NPIP&AI 48-0346 Incubation Cheat Sheet ~t~ SickPage ~f~

 (`-.     _.-⎠̸   I dream of a society in which no one questions a chicken's motive for road crossing. 

*` (_.}  ,' Orp~Ameraucana~Azul d'Oro~d'Uccle~Konza~Aubergine~Banty Cochin~Marans~Rock~Copetóna~

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The reptile version is just the same- the Juragon. It's a lot cheaper sometimes, so you might look at it. The reason you never see them for sale on ebay? No one will let go of them for anything.

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 (`-.     _.-⎠̸   I dream of a society in which no one questions a chicken's motive for road crossing. 

*` (_.}  ,' Orp~Ameraucana~Azul d'Oro~d'Uccle~Konza~Aubergine~Banty Cochin~Marans~Rock~Copetóna~

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               ৲(⎠    ~Renée~ *MyHints* NPIP&AI 48-0346 Incubation Cheat Sheet ~t~ SickPage ~f~

 (`-.     _.-⎠̸   I dream of a society in which no one questions a chicken's motive for road crossing. 

*` (_.}  ,' Orp~Ameraucana~Azul d'Oro~d'Uccle~Konza~Aubergine~Banty Cochin~Marans~Rock~Copetóna~

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