3-Egg Incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cheeps, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. cheeps

    cheeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone use the little 3 egg incubators, that are advertised as being "for the classroom" and such? I'm thinking about trying my hand at hatching, since I can't find the breeds I want nearby. Didn't know if they were any good or not?
     
  2. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Spend 15-20$ more and get a little Giant or Hovabator.
     
  3. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    The yellow dome one, i hear its a piece of chicken poo. Get a still air Hovabator for a few bucks more, or just make your own!
     
  4. cheeps

    cheeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good info! What's the best place to buy hatching eggs? I've seen them on ebay, but didn't know how good that would be.
     
  5. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

    Sep 25, 2008
    Indianapolis, IN
    On here would be one of the best places [​IMG]
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Shipping can do a number on eggs, so for your first few trials with a new bator, try to pick up local eggs. Then spend the $$$ on shipped eggs.
     
  7. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    You could build your own incubator. I recently built one. I actually used the little light from the dome incubator as a nightlight in my new incubator. I tried the little dome one several times and never hatched anything. They would actually start to develop but never made to hatch. Here is the thread for my new bator.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=116049
     
  8. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    If your looing for eggs look at the BYC Breeder list, its in my sig line.
     

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