Difference between hatcher and bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ginbart, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I read where someone was putting their eggs in the hatcher. What is the difference between a hatcher and bator? And do you take them out on day 18? Thanks, by the time I'm ready to do this again I will know so much more. I need to get to work. Every one have a good day. Ginger
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    No difference, really, Ginger. The hatcher is just a second bator set up with the proper higher humidity for hatching that you can move the peeps to on Day 18. If you have eggs hatching on different days, it works really well for the different humidity needs.
     
  3. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Again I learned something new. Thank you speckledhen.
     
  4. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    I see-I have been wondering this too. Smart!
     

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