Hatcher vs. Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RCRIR, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. RCRIR

    RCRIR Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 11, 2012
    What are the differences and which one do I need?
  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    They are both incubators.

    Eggs need different conditions at hatch time, so unless you only hatch occasional small batches, it is easier to move the eggs that are just about to hatch to a different incubator. Then the hatching eggs can have their higher humidity and a door that you do not open again until all the chicks have hatched.

    If you only get one, you buy an incubator and when it is hatching time, you remove the turner, increase the humidity, and lock down the incubator

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