A question about incubators.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Xanatos, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Xanatos

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    Ok about to tackle my own first incubator - not really sure which design to go with, I plan to hatch dozens at a time, or at least a dozen.

    One design I'm looking at is https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=10117

    He
    includes a raised platform of hardware cloth, and also a fan. I am wondering, are either of these important/necessary? or is that just his personal preference.


    I'm trying to spread the joy of owning chickens to folks and have made a lot of contacts on craigslist when i advertised free information on how to raise chickens, especially in today's times, a healthy and cost effective food choice is valueble.
     
  2. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Xanatos

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    and how does the rotating work?
     
  4. Xanatos

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    *bump*

    I still need to know how to simulate the rotating process or however that works so that the eggs hatch
     
  5. gmendoza

    gmendoza Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:You just hand rotate them twice a day.

    Sorry If I was late on this message.The one that is the cooler looks that way too.
     
  6. Xanatos

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    flip em upside down?
     
  7. Doug the Chicken Man

    Doug the Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To rotate them the idea is to mark an X on one side and a O on the other so you know which side is up. You manually move from X to O You alternate at least 3 times a day roughly 8 hrs apart. Must always be an odd number.
     
  8. Doug the Chicken Man

    Doug the Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To rotate them the idea is to mark an X on one side and a O on the other so you know which side is up. You manually move from X to O You alternate at least 3 times a day roughly 8 hrs apart. Must always be an odd number.
     
  9. Doug the Chicken Man

    Doug the Chicken Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To rotate them the idea is to mark an X on one side and a O on the other so you know which side is up. You manually move from X to O You alternate at least 3 times a day roughly 8 hrs apart. Must always be an odd number.

    Here is my incubator.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=40058
     

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