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hatcher - Do I need one?

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

  1. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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)

    Louella
     
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For staggered hatches you need an extra one for a hatcher.
     
  4. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    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

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    Quote:Make it just like an incubator. [​IMG]
     
  6. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    Susan
     

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