Bought a Bator!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Motherhenandflock, Jul 28, 2007.

  1. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You are so addictive here with your bators and hatching eggs! This is all your fault! [​IMG]
    After talking it over with my DH and looking at the great info on homemade bators here, we decided the quickest route would be to go storebought. Checked around and found a Little Giant with fan for a great price at a feed store.
    Now I'm looking on ebay for guinea eggs.
    Next step, figure out what I'm doing! AAAAAA![​IMG]
     
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    hi i bought eggs off of ebay and had a 75% and a 25% and a 50% hatch no great but not a total loss good luck wiyh youre happy hatching [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    YAY! I went the make your own route... version one and two were cardboard boxes with lamps. Great hatches. Then I made the wood one... and have less time now and have had decent hatches but only use it as a hatcher. I would start out with trying to find eggs locally because I've heard lots of disappointment from shipped eggs. Good luck!
     
  4. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    You'll enjoy it so much. I've got some guinea eggs in a bator from ebay. But I'm sure how they are going to do.

    If you can get some fresh eggs it would be best.

    Good luck!!!

    jackie
     
  5. Katelyn

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    I have a lg 9200 still air, and it works good. I actually just painted it blue. lol. I hope you have good hatches.

    SilkieChicken were the cardboard ones bator or brooders? Can you put pics up, or email me how you did it?
     
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  6. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just bid on 36 guinea eggs on ebay! Watch, I'll win the bid and then have a 100% hatch! You know, beginners luck!
    I have not had luck finding any kind of guineas locally. No eggs, no keets, nothing.
    Gotta get to reading on here about what to do before and during the hatching process.
     
  7. Chellester

    Chellester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wonderful! It's fun, exciting, nerve-racking, stressful... and totally worth it! [​IMG]

    I would suggest you first try to hatch eggs that you get from a friend or neighbor to get the whole thing down before spending any money on eggs. I only tell you this because I wish I did- my very first hatch was from mail order eggs, and I had a 43% hatch rate, which isn't horrible, but I think I could have done better by them if I already had one hatch under my belt.
     
  8. Katelyn

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    I think I just out bid you, lol




    Just Kidding
     
  9. Motherhenandflock

    Motherhenandflock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I just out bid you, lol

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    I wish I had been outbid! What am I gonna do with 36 guinea eggs! I gotta calm down.​
     
  10. Katelyn

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    someone will probley come along in the last 7 seconds, lol. That always happens to us.
     

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