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cheep little plastic incubators

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by berkeleysprings, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. berkeleysprings

    berkeleysprings Chillin' With My Peeps

    do they work , the ones with the little light bulb they are yellow with a wire screen floor ?
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Are you talking about those little ones that look like a flying saucer and hold about 3 eggs? If so, I think they work occasionally, but many have had poor results. They don't maintain heat and humidity very well.
     
  3. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have tried twice now and never had a hatch yet.
     
  4. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was considering trying a heating pad. I just understand all the fuss with those expensive incubators. Hens don't fuss that much over their eggs, do they?
     
  5. berkeleysprings

    berkeleysprings Chillin' With My Peeps

    i was going to try a few faverolle eggs in a cheep plastic incubator . and see what happens, i bought the eggs on ebay, my silkey hen is still raising a few marans but i wanted to try the incubator
     
  6. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Overrun With Chickens

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    a few weeks ago we went through this discussion about that cheap bator.. actually twice. it was determine both times that it was not cheap and that it does not work a majority of the time..

    In fact, if you are determined to use one I will donate mine to you.. all you have to pay is for shipping..
    I will donate 3 BO eggs also..

    truly, you can make a home-made one that would work much better and cost way le$$....
     
  7. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:No they don't fuss much, but their body temps stay very consistent and they position themselves in such a way thet the humididty is correct. It is the condition created by the hen that the incubator tries to mimic.
     
  8. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do search on the incubatings eggs board. There's some really cool and easy directions how to make your own for under $30 with good results.
     
  9. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those don't work. The extension office put those incubators in different schools and none of them worked. I bought one over ebay but I couldn't sell it because it's a piece of junk.

    jackie
     
  10. tabatha_westcott

    tabatha_westcott Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the 3rd time I have tried the flying saucer and it's working! I saw them moving around inside... The other times I tried, I didn't know to put water in the legs.
     

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