Can I use a Reptile Incubator Cabinet to Incubate Chicken Eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bantam Username, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Bantam Username

    Bantam Username Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just something I've often wondered. Whats the difference between the reptile and bird incubators? Its just I've seen a reptile one cheap and wondered if it would do just as well? [​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Unless it is set automatically to a certian temp, it might be okay. I don't know much about incubators though. Hopefully someone else will help!! [​IMG]
     
  3. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as you have some way to control/read humidity and the temperature is adjustable to 101F (99.5 if it's ventilated)... it sould work
     
  4. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    I have a reptipro, it works fine for chicken eggs, even have two turners for it.
     
  5. msheets

    msheets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yep, this is the reptile incubator I'm in the process of getting & after a ton of research I feel pretty comfortable about it's ability to incubate bird eggs.
     
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  6. Melissa Rose

    Melissa Rose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had the Accu-Temp 6000 Reptile Incubator - Digital Reptile Incubator and one month after the two year warranty expired it died - with eggs on a cold night! I replaced it with the Repti pro and have chicken eggs in it now and it seems really accurate. I can't wait to try it on my tortoise eggs!
     

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