Bought new incubator today?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mstricer, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 12, 2009
    So I went to the hachery to get an incubator. (2362 Hova-bator) So heres what I want to do. I want to practice on a few eggs. Has anyone out there just done this? Like with one or two eggs that should be fertile. Just to get it right before spending money on hatching eggs of the chickens I want. [​IMG]
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    Nothing wrong with a small test hatch to get used to the incubator.
    I'd recommend at least 4 eggs, so as to reduce your odds of only one chick hatching.
  3. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    Four at a minimum - agreed. Usually my smallest group is six, because fertility isn't a gimme. And 2-4 are actually easier than 1-2 to raise. Adding in one or two new chicks to an existing flock is harder than adding more, less picking on an individual.
  4. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i started mine with 8, 5 ducks, 3 chicks, only 1 duck made it. [​IMG] still happy tough

    hope yours better. [​IMG]

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