Anyone hear about renting out spaces in an incubator?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Wolf-Kim, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if anyone "rents" spacing in their incubator?

    I'm not talking about renting out the whole bator, to the point it leaves the property. I am talking about someone paying you to incubate their eggs?

    -Kim
     
  2. jaybme

    jaybme Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great Idea! I would do that - rent space [​IMG]

    Jaybme
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I've heard of it once. The guy was hatching thousands of eggs. Don't know any details.
     
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    Hmmmm.... I can hatch lots of eggs in mine. Maybe I should post an ad. [​IMG]
     
  5. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

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    I had a neighbor pay me to hatch his quail eggs for him, but payment wasn't expected. He just did it to be nice. He'd always pretend to be mad I had better hatch rates than him [​IMG] I'm always incubating eggs for family, neighbors, and friends, so I'm sure there'd be a market for it.
     
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  6. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking about it today. It would help offset the cost of a large incubator. You know, local people who have a small laying flock and wanted to incubate eggs but not buy an incubator themselves(or just didn't want to put forth the effort).

    -Kim
     
  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I saw a post on craigslist last week where someone bought a LG still air incubator and offered to rent it. The rent is $25 but there is a $50 security deposit that you get back if you return it in the same condition you got it in . I was not impressed [​IMG] You would be better off to buy one for $45 and own it, than to pay $75 and use it once. Odds are this person will find some reason to keep the deposit.
     
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  8. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have to agree that almost sounds like a scam. LOL.

    When I started the thread, I was thinking about the large incubators(like the Sportsmans, Cabinet, etc) that hold hundreds of eggs at a time.

    -Kim
     
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  9. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

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    I could see that happening. I had an order for 150 chicks and with one incubator, obviously it would have taken a while. Unfortunately it was a bogus order (%$##%^) and they never sent the deposit I required for a large order. BUT, had it been real, and had I known anyone with an incubator, that would have been a very good idea.
     
  10. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Western MA
    I think it makes more sense for every poultry person to just have an incubator of their own. Admit it, we all want one.......even if we know we dont NEED one.......we still secretly want to own our own incubator. If you are serious enough about poultry to be sitting on here this late at night, your serious enough to go get your own incubator [​IMG]
     

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