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Diference in incubator and hatcher ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicken Woman, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    I keep reading posts that say on day 18 you will move the eggs from the incubator to the hatcher ? What's ther difference ? [​IMG] Why wouldn't you leave them in the incubator to hatch and not move. [​IMG]

    I know I sound stupid but I only have one bator !!!

  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Crowing

    Mar 23, 2008
    Bailey, Mississippi.
    not much difference from what i remember.. only thing i can think of is my dads incubator had just plain trays.. hatchery had dividers so black chicks from say.. Jersey giants. wouldn't get mixed up with Australorps. etc.. but i never paid much attention to them, they were sportsman incubator/hatcher, they can hatch in the incubator though. We had some do it a few times
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2008
  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Hatchers dont have turners, and do have cover trays.

    You can hatch in incubators, some sportman have hatching trays at the bottem.

    Reason some use hatchers. You can raise the humidity, and no worry about all the fuff from the chicks.

    Untill I get enought eggs, I incubate and hatch in the same incubator, just raise the humidity the day of the hatch.
  4. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing Premium Member

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    A separate hatcher can be a simple as having a second incubator. You do all your incubating in one and all your hatching in the other. This allows you to have staggered hatches and, it keeps the incubator clean.

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