Considering Incubator? Anyone tried this one?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bluebirdnanny, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. bluebirdnanny

    bluebirdnanny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    JANOEL 24 Egg Automatic Digital INCUBATOR Poultry Chicken Quail Universal Tray
    Found it here:
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HUDGUFO/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=

    I prefer the broody hen method but to get the group built up I may have to resort to an incubator. What do my friends here think of this one???? I have never used an incubator before. My only experience with chicks is on Grannys farm brood of nothing but RIR and the ones that went broody way back then.

    But I am assuming since I want to help breed the real RIR I will need some incubator help to get the flock built faster if nobody goes broody.
     
  2. tjwrangler99

    tjwrangler99 New Egg

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    I purchased the Janoel 48 egg incubator and have only fully used it once. With my first attempt at hatching eggs ever I got 19 out of 48 eggs to hatch, however after ten days I did cull out 13 eggs that either hadn't been fertilized or didn't make it. I lost 3 chicks after hatch and have 16 strong 3 week old chicks. I have been very happy with my Janoel unit, but with that being said I have no frame of reference to compare other units. But from a first time buyer and user I am completely satisfied so far. I have a second batch of eggs at day 8 going right now, wish them luck!
     
  3. bluebirdnanny

    bluebirdnanny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definitely do, and keep me updated.
    I take it you have no problem with keeping the humidity where it should be? I can't afford to buy a unit that won't be what I need it to be. Want to make sure the unit is not too small or too hard to keep constant easily.
     
  4. bluebirdnanny

    bluebirdnanny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Will you PM me with how much it cost you and where you got yours? I need to plan what size to get and save for it.
     

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