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First Incubator :D

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by yoie, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. yoie

    yoie Songster

    I just got my first incubator today, a Brinsea Mini Advance! I have it all set up and running, and it is so easy and just the perfect size. My only problem, I no eggs to put in it [​IMG]. I have a nice little mixed flock of layers, but I've been getting only two eggs a day and all are spoken for (eating wise). Plus my rooster really hasn't been to affective with the ladies, he's a big fluffy cochin. I thought I'd be able to get a few at the local natural market, but of course they were out as well. I so want to try out my new incuabor but I have no eggs! What's a girl to do?!

  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    When you open an egg for eating look for the small ring that signifies fertility.
    Just cause you don't see him doing the deed doesn't mean he isn't. The roos are most active when letting the flock out in the morning.
    With so few eggs, you'll have to figure out whether you want to eat or incubate.
    Try craigslist for fertile eggs in your area or e-bay, eggbid, ovabid, etc. for shipped eggs.
    Trader Joes grocers carry fertile eggs for eating. Lots of people have successfully hatched those eggs.
  3. yoie

    yoie Songster

    Chickencanoe-Thanks for the tip. But I don't think my roo is doing the deed since he had a beak injury a few months ago. It's almost healed now but he was really frisky before his accident! But I found some hatching eggs to try out my new incubator! So excited! I can't wait to see the little peeps :D

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