Forced Air/Still Air Questions on Incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cluckychick, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    Incubators are confusing:rolleyes:

    What in your opinion is the best for you and why?

    How do go about hatching eggs if your away from home for work or events??

    I'm a longs way off from even thinking about hatching any but I find it interesting to read the responses. I figure next year if all goes well this year with the day olds I purchases. This maybe already posted somewhere and if so could someone direct me to it.

    Thank You [​IMG]
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Any of the new Hova Bators models are good and people are having great hatches with them... They don't cost and arm and a leg if you just hatch once in awhile... (course I'm using my incubators non-stop!)...I got a Hova for Christmas ... and got the turner with it...I had to be away from home for over a week and I did not have to worry with hand turning the eggs... temps and humidity were perfect..I did have someone checking each day to make sure it was running well....

    Try the search button at the top in blue here and type in incubators lots of posts should show up to read....
  3. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    Thank You for sending me in the right direction [​IMG]
  4. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Quote:Forced air incubators are superior to still air in every respect except price.

    They are easier to set up, easier to maintain temperature, and much easier for control of humidity. They also make better hatchers, as chick dry faster.

    Beginners often start with still air, when the reality is that even experts can struggle with them.

    Hope this helps.
  5. OHbluecoop

    OHbluecoop Chirping

    Dec 19, 2007
    Wauseon Ohio
    I am fairly new at this incubating stuff and I agree with the comments about forced air- I just bought a LG still air and it is hard to get the temp and humidity stable- I am hoping to only use it for a few days while my chick eggs hatch in the hova forced air. I have my goose eggs in the still air via advise on here- I wished i'd just gotten the forced air for both but didnt have extra money- will add it as soon as I can.

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