Best incubator for duck eggs/geese eggs?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by EmAbTo48, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. EmAbTo48

    EmAbTo48 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What brands are best? Thanks!
     
  2. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Many like their gqf styrofoam bators, I use Brinsea and a cabinet for all of our.
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have great success with Hovabator forced air.
     
  4. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    You want the very best? Hands down, bar none, the old redwood incubators are the very best for hatching ducks and geese.
     
  5. zekii

    zekii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read where misting the hatching eggs once daily with warm water will improve hatching rates incubating Duck eggs...
    any truth to this ?
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012
  6. sunleacreations

    sunleacreations Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, Pete has a great article about hatching, it saved me my first time. I just hatched some in a hovabator and a rcom king suro, I love the king suro, it's a little tight with the goose eggs but its SOOOOOO easy. I read alot of bad reviews about the temp being off but what i found was that once you change the temp from Celsius to Fahrenheit its a little off but all you need is a reliable Mercury thermometer and within about 15 seconds you can recalibrate the whole thing, it's so freaking simple it just a matter of holding down some buttons and changing the temp. also it comes with a humidity pump so no more guesstimating how much water to get the humidity right and no refiling every other day and opening the incubator, you can set the humidity to whatever you want and on top of all that it has a turner so i only have to hand turn once a day when i mist and cool. they Styrofoam is great and i use that to but i wanted something idiot proof that didn't require alot of my time. Oh and one more thing it had an alarm you can set so if for some reason the temp drops or rises 1-3 degrees(what ever you set it to) it will beep! and it's not stupid, it won't beep when you take the top off to candle even thought the temp drops but it does if you don't put the top on properly and the temp falls. i really live the thing, when i have some extra money i'm going for the rcom 20 or 50 or even another suro since they are so reasonable.
     
  7. jbourget

    jbourget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 on the redwood..ive got 2 of them
     
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2012
  8. roboboy

    roboboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x3 on a redwood incubator. No other artificial means of incubation works better for waterfowl.
     

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