Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenChaser34432, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. ChickenChaser34432

    ChickenChaser34432 Chirping

    Aug 31, 2011
    At Liberty Farm
    I have read the term "hatcher" used in some posts ie: "I moved eggs from my incubator to the hatcher". I lockdown and hatch eggs in my bator. Is a hatcher some other device? Forgive my ignorance just trying to be informed.
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    A hatcher is the same as an incubator, only dedicated to hatching.

    Higher humidty, and no egg turning.

    It also helps to keep the incubator clean.

    If doing staggered hatches,(several batches of eggs started at different times) it allows the incubating eggs to remain at the correct humidity, etc.

    When hatching lots of birds a hatcher is a great tool. If only hatching a few, then "lockdown" in the incubator is the way to go.

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