First time incubating, need advice.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Nitrostreak, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. Nitrostreak

    Nitrostreak Chirping

    Jun 12, 2011
    Jackson County
    First off, I'm using a super cheap incubator that was a gift... It's probably not even worth the price, but my friend picked t up for $17.

    I'm doing this mostly for the fun of it, and if it works my little brother's going to document the whole thing to use as his science project this semester.


    It'll hold two or three bantam eggs, and I've confirmed that I can get it to 100* F. I know, however, that incubation is very delicate...

    The thing I'm most concerned about is lockdown. I know I'm supposed to enter lockdown a few(?) days before the 21'st incubation day, and that I'm supposed to jack up the humidity, but that seems as though it's going to be a challenge. The little feet on the bator are hollow, so I can fill those with water, but does anyone have any additional advice?

    Has anyone used this bator before, with any success? Thanks!

  2. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chirping

    May 18, 2011
    Dixon Missouri
    Well the ? is 3 days so on day 18 you lock it down. Cute little bator you might try to get a make and model. But I'm sure there are folks here that have used it.
  3. henney penny

    henney penny Songster

    Nov 21, 2009
    Northern Maine
    I have this very same thing,I have used it to hatch out eggs that only had a few hours left to hatch or at the most two days.I let a friend use it and gave her three fertile silkie eggs and none hatched.Also to boost the humidity the last three days fill the legs like it says and put in a wet sponge to keep the humidity up.You may have to keep wetting the sponge if it does not stay up.If the temp does not stay up wrap half of it in tin foil.Hope someone else has used it and has better news for you.
  4. dsqard

    dsqard Crazy "L" Farms

    Jun 11, 2010
    York PA
    If you PM LareePQG she might be able to give you some info on that bator. She had one at one time.

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