finally allowed to get an incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by coffeychicks, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. coffeychicks

    coffeychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my dh finally caved in and said I can get my incubator I am so excited. I have been reading this thread for ages and feel I have a good grasp. I will be starting with my own eggs which will be backyard mutts. I haven't even told my kids yet they are going to be so excited. So I feel I have a good grasp on what to do just had to share this awesome news
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Wonderful! have you picked a make/model yet?
     
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    novanod1966 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, all I can say is [​IMG]....... be prepared to have a chicken explosion....[​IMG]

    seriously, next spring get involved in some of the egg swaps (that way you can get almost any breed that might be to your liking).

    don
     
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    coffeychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am thinking of going with the still air at tractor supply. I know forced air is best but I can't wait til next payday lol
     
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    coffeychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got it set up and warming question. My pullets are laying but only 5 months old. Can I try with their eggs too
     
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    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sure, you can try with pullet eggs. Some people feel like you have a higher chance of failure because sometimes the chicks get too big for the eggs. I've hatched pullet eggs before and had varying success.

    Congrats on your new toy!
     
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    coffeychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I figured I wasn't out anything but effort
     
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    coffeychicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That article was great. I have notes made out for what if for quick reference. I did turn my still air incubator into a forced air added a small fan. Temps with hygrometers is .99 humidity 55%
     

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