Chicken egg incubators

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Autmizak, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Autmizak

    Autmizak Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, I'm new to owning chickens. I have chickens who will begin laying in the fall, as they are not old enough right now. I'm trying to find an incubator for $200 or less that holds at least 20 eggs. Any suggestions?
     
  2. AlleysChicks

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    I personally love my hovabator. With a turner it'll hold 42 eggs.

    Or if you're good at building you could make your own.
     
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    What is the hatching rate? & can you send me a link so I can see what it looks like?
     
  4. AlleysChicks

    AlleysChicks Chicken Obsessed

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    From my eggs I've had 90-100% hatch. From other people's eggs and shipped eggs it has been lower. But mostly due to being infertile.

    I can take a pic of mine. I currently have eggs in it.
     
  5. Autmizak

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    That would be great! I will be hatching eggs from my own chickens so hopefully I have the same success!
     
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    AlleysChicks Chicken Obsessed

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    Here is the turner I use. The little eggs were shipped, you can see the crazy air cells.
     
  7. Autmizak

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    Now why do you draw on the tops of them like that?
     
  8. AlleysChicks

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    To mark the air cell growth. Tomorrow I will do my last candle then get them ready to hatch. IMG_4577.jpg
     
  9. AlleysChicks

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    Sally Sunshine has a incubation thread that I highly recommend reading before you start incubating. It has everything that you'd need to know.
     
  10. Autmizak

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    Gotcha! Thanks so much!
     

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