Best Basic Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sillycmoy, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. sillycmoy

    sillycmoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So since we have now decided that I have a mystery Rooster outside. I'm really wanting to hatch a few eggs. Most likely will not be keeping any of the chicks, so I only want to do about 6 or so. I'm way over my limit right now with 18 chickens. But we are most likely going to thin out about 5-6 or so this spring. So maybe I might keep a few chicks.

    So what is the cheapest basic incubator that would be good for someone brand new. I will probably only try once, maybe twice since I need to find a new home for the mystery Roo outside. At least he hasn't crowed yet, or I would be in big trouble. So I just want something that I'm not spending hundreds of dollars for, but something that works.


    And you all think this eggs are fertile? Just started getting these white spots almost 2 weeks ago, and I even had a brand new, first time laying Maran yesterday, and her egg had the same spots.

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  2. conquest780

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    The best mini incubator in my view is the brinsea mini advance but the brinsea mini Eco is cheaper. The difference in the 2 is just of the auto turner. They can incubate 7 eggs and can be used again and again. [​IMG]
     
  3. sillycmoy

    sillycmoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. conquest780

    conquest780 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually this is all that u need . It's a very nice incubator. You can use it a couple of times.:D
     
  5. sillycmoy

    sillycmoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will it only work for a few hatchings? I was thinking I might try to do a few and buy some eggs. Just for fun.
     
  6. conquest780

    conquest780 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We'll this incubates many eggs at a time it is durable but I don't know about how many hatches but I know it can work for 4 to 5 hatches. It may work for more hatches but that I don't know.
     
  7. conquest780

    conquest780 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did you find out who the mystery roo is.
     
  8. sillycmoy

    sillycmoy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nope, have no idea, I took pictures of all the ones that it could be and no one can tell me, but it might be the Light Brahma after watching out the window off and on most of the day. But I did go back out there to check for more eggs, so they don't freeze, even for eating because its like 20 today. And I touched them all on the back, all of them squatted down, with wing spread, except for the Speckled Sussex and the Light Brahma. But the Light Brahma stood straight up and tried to peck me every time I tried. LIke tried to make her/himself look bigger. But normal very sweet, you can pick it up and carry it around, but with this test, didn't want to play so maybe its the Brahma.
     
  9. conquest780

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    Ok. So I hope I helped you select the correct incubator. So wish u good luck for the incubation. :)
     
  10. sillycmoy

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    Thanks. I hope the eggs are really fertile.
     

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