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buy incubator or build one

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lost, May 10, 2008.

  1. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are the homemade incubaters better than the store bought ones
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I would buy an incubator.
     
  3. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you for your reply
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    If you can afford it a boughten incubator would be better IMHO
     
  5. shmooborp

    shmooborp artistic fowlism

    wellllllllll..! i have a home made incubator and i think it works just as god or better! u have to know what you are doing tho. and its much cheapper to build. but if your just not sure then i would go with buying one [​IMG]. but word of advise on buying.... do NOT buy a little giant.. they suck.. imho. hope i helped.. hovabatora are nice
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  6. lost

    lost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    why do some people feed there chicks bread is that ok if so my dad is a bread man thanks for yalls reply
     
  7. redneck

    redneck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have hatched about 50 chickens in my homemade incubators. I never have owned a store bought incubator. I also have a hatch rate of about 80%. Some are 95%. Here is my newest one that I am warming up.
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  8. justinszoo

    justinszoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    redneck

    Love the bator [​IMG] sent u a PM
     
  9. Just-Like-Hatching

    Just-Like-Hatching Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say it depends on how handy you are and whether or not you enjoy the building. I have both and enjoyed the building as much as the rest of the process.
     
  10. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an antique wooden chest incubator that houses 800+ eggs. Sometimes it's a pain to get the humidity and temperature right on the money, but it's a great machine.

    For our next hatch later in the year, I'm planning to make one of MissPrissy incubators, the Chick Bator. It looked simple enough and I think I could get some great pictures from the see through sides. I'll do it as a project with my 3 year old son and we'll post pictures to our blog so our relatives can read it.

    Good luck [​IMG]
     

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