hatcher - Do I need one?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Grindlefamily, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Songster

    Mar 30, 2008
    Fairfield, ME
    due to my shipped eggs coming in at different times (best laid plans failed [​IMG] ) - I have one set of eggs that has July 11 as day 18 and a second set that has July 16 as day 18. I know I need to separate them on July 11, and thought that if I could build a hatcher then that would be good - I know I need heat and humidity, and plenty of air flow. I currently own a LG Still Air w/ turner. I have looked over all the great build your owns on here, and think I can figure this thing out (HA) - now, my question is ... Is this correct thinking?? I do need to separate right?

    Oh geeze LOL I have lots of little bantam eggs just growing and growing (with a handful of standards mixed in)

  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Yes, you need a hatcher. If you hatch with them together the bacteria from the first hatch can kill the second hatch.
  3. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Songster

    Mar 6, 2008
    East Tennessee
    For staggered hatches you need an extra one for a hatcher.
  4. does anyone know how to make a hatcher? does it have to be so similar to an incubator?
  5. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    Quote:Make it just like an incubator. [​IMG]
  6. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Songster

    And check out Farmer Kitty's skillet bator. She successfully hatched in it just last week.


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