Buying incubator today

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LilDucky85, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This will be my second attempt at hatching eggs! I'm going to start off with a little incubator I found online, the Chick-Bator. I posted last week asking if anyone has this but no one responded [​IMG] I'm hoping it works!! Wish me luck! [​IMG]
     
  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    how did you title your post? I read all new posts at least twice a day..

    I can't see how I missed it if it was referring to incubation..

    sorry, but you are not going to like that bator.. BTW that bator was covered at least 5 times in the past month.. didn't you read about it?
     
  3. eaganchickens

    eaganchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if it's the round yellow plastic incubator that you got it probably won't hatch!
     
  4. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    I went and checked your first 2 posts about the bator.. I am really sorry , I did not see them before.

    Is that the bator that holds about 3 eggs and has a domed clear plastic top?. has a bulb like a christmas tree bulb for heat??
    If so,that is the one that is not much good..
     
  5. eaganchickens

    eaganchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes!
     
  6. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ooopppsss. sorry missed that one to
     
  7. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's okay, it happens! [​IMG]

    Yes, it is the yellow one with the plastic dome top, and it only holds 3 eggs. I thought it was perfect because I only want to hatch three eggs anyway. I was wondering how it could possibly maintain any kind of moisture. I haven't ordered it yet, and now I'm unsure if I even want to. I figure its only $17 so its not devistating if it doesn't work. The reviews claim that the incubator works great for classroom use?

    I'm new and still trying to figure things out. How do I find the old posts about the Chick-Bator??
     
  8. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:my niece bought one last year for her class to hatch eggs at the school where she teaches.. they were soooo disapointed.. she gave the bator to me.. I have it somewhere in my garage.. Honestly, you could do better with any home made contraption..

    add a few dollars to the money you were going to throw away on that bator and buy a Hovabator or little giant .. check on craigs list or go to your local farm supply store..

    You could try a "search" to find info about the dome thing..
     
  9. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just looked around online and read reviews. Most of the people who left a follow up to their original review claimed they had a great hatch rate. The others claimed that 0 hatched.

    Last October I unexpectedly got 2 duck eggs. I had no incubator, no knowledge, and no clue as to what I was doing! I read a few things on the Blackberry as soon as I had them. As soon as I got home, and attempted to make a homemade incubator. At this time I had no clue people actually use homemade bators, or that they even work!! I took a 10 gallon fish tank and lined it with tinfoil, then hung 2 small light bulbs on two sides and turned on the fish tanks head light. I had a hydrometer luckily so I could monitor moisture. I set the eggs on a rolled up towel on the far right corner. The eggs actually survived, and I was so surprised. After a week I accidentally killed the first egg, and a week later the next....but that's a whole other sad sad story.

    Naturally I was so surprised that my 5 minute incubator worked so was almost positive a so called legitimate bator would work for sure. Now I'm torn on what to do?? I found one at a feed store for $50 but I don't want to spend that much for just a one time thing. I do trust your opinions 100% because you are all highly experienced, but wonder if there is a way to alter the cheap Chick-Bator to work better?? Please, all opinions and suggestions much appreciated right now!!!!
     
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  10. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:what you could do is get that $50 bator and hatch your eggs and then knock of $15 and resell it.
    you should not have any trouble selling it..
     

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