Could you incubate eggs under an electric hen brooder?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bantam Username, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. Bantam Username

    Bantam Username Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just a thought that occurred to me, would it be possible to incubate eggs under an electric hen brooder plate? [​IMG]
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    I really don't know what that is, what is it?
     
  3. RWD

    RWD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you could keep a constant 99.5F and proper humidity, and turn the eggs 4 times per day, it is possible but not ideal.
     
  4. Bantam Username

    Bantam Username Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its not something I'm going to do, it just occurred to me so I thought I'd ask, since its meant to be used instead of a broody hen. [​IMG]
    An electric hen is a heat plate on stilts, that the chicks can gather under to keep warm. [​IMG]
     
  5. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Thanks. [​IMG]
     
  6. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brinsea make a very expensive incubator that's a bit like that, except the hot plate is soft and it moulds itself round the tops of the eggs. They call it a contact incubator, cause the eggs are being warmed by contact the same way they would be under a broody hen.
     

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