any body use a chick-bator???????????????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bald k9, May 15, 2010.

  1. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello has anyone had success using the chick-bator? thanks for your time
     
  2. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    someone is giving it to me for free i just dont want to use it if they are cheap and no hatches
     
  3. SillySilkyMom

    SillySilkyMom Out Of The Brooder

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    My first hatching experience was with a Chick Bator. Of course I tried it with bob white quail eggs. None of the eggs survived and made it to hatch. I threw it out and bought an Octogon 20 Eco for $99. I bought the turner for the extra---worth every penny. I have had a 90%-100% hatch rate and am very happy with it.
     
  4. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the info
     
  5. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    I have heard that if you put one inside a small styrofoam cooler like you get from 7-11, and use a hygrometer, and watch it like a hovabator or LG you can have as good results. I have only heard this, not tried it.
     
  6. newchickmom09

    newchickmom09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. bald k9

    bald k9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im not sure this is called a chick bator holds like 3 eggs
     
  8. missred871

    missred871 Eggxhausted Momma

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    I used it, I wish I had never wasted the 20 dollars + shipping on it. The cooler Idea someone mentioned may be a good idea. I could never get the temperature correct and there was no place for any dampness to make the humidity correct. I say nay. I have 6 eggs none of which hatched out of that ungodly little yellow chick-bator...GRR so I use my hens when they sit for now but will soon be investing in an incubator is my business picks up and I can afford it.
     

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