Does the Chick-bator really work???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mahsmaj, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. mahsmaj

    mahsmaj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does the Chick-bator really work??? I only want to hatch out one or two chicken eggs. Will it work???
     
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  2. revelu

    revelu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have turkey eggs in one of my homemade styro-bators along with some mille fleur eggs and they are developing very nicely, it works!! The other homemade styro-bator has more mille fleur eggs and those are developing too-- so yes they do work!
     
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Some have it work, others don't. Most say save up and buy a better bator. One chick will be a very lonly demanding chick.
     
  4. denasfarm

    denasfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES! We have done it many times over the years in a chick bator.
    Usually 2 out of 3 chickens hatch. No luck with quail in it.
    You just have to keep a close eye on it. Prop the lid a crack to vent if it gets too hot, Turn every 2-3 hours and dont let it dry out (I cut little pieces of sponge for the leg holes to hold water).
    I ordered a genesis 1588 hovabator last week so I wont be using mine anymore, but it was fun while we were using it.
     
  5. denasfarm

    denasfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sweet Home Alabama!!
    OH and make sure you candle often. A dead egg in there will kill the rest!
     
  6. black404

    black404 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made the chick-bator and it was perfect the second time...

    I used a thicker styrofoam chest the second time to minimize temp fluctuations and also put a side opening on it to help reduce humidity loss when I opened it to turn the eggs.
     
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  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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