I have two boys involved in the Boy Scout program right now. We tried hatching for my oldest son and its was not as successful as I would like, we used a still air incubator last time and only got 3 chicks out of 20. My second son is wanting to do the hatch part of the badge, he loves chickens. I am a little nervous about trying again and would like to use a better incubator if we are to try this again. This time I am looking at a Octagon 20 Advance incubator. I will use this for me afterwards and I think it would be a perfect way for the boys to earn their badges in his troop. We want to also involve the kids in showing at the state fair so I think this will be a great way to get them involved in this.
I would love to hear from any one who has done this before and has suggestions, comments or advice on incubators and even breeds. I would like to do silkies, Ameraucanas or Orpingtons. Thanks!~
* We have a Brinsea on its way! Hopefully in a week or two we will be set to hatch!