Hatching With the kids.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ECreech81, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. ECreech81

    ECreech81 Out Of The Brooder

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    The kids want to Hatch eggs and i would try but I don't have much cash to buy an incubator. Whats a good(cheap) solution for just hatching a few eggs at Home.
     
  2. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    ooh, sounds interesting. I am watching this thread! I don't have an incubator (yet...) either, and I am practically a kid!
     
  3. alcina_dreamer

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    make your own there are plenty of plans on BYC just look it up. It's not as hard as you might think it is to make one
     
  4. wsdareme

    wsdareme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recommend the Brinsea Mini Eco or Mini Advance (they also make one that controls humidity, but it's quite a bit more). They have web specials at http://www.brinsea.com/SearchResult.aspx?CategoryID=52. I have the Mini Advance and I love it because we put it right on the kitchen counter and can watch the eggs all the time. Great viewing for hatching, too! Here are some pics...
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  5. ECreech81

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    That Looks PERFECT for Hatching with the kids They can see the whole Process! Thank you so much.
     
  6. wsdareme

    wsdareme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL! And not just the kids, either! My husband and I have sat for almost 3 hours straight watching the eggs pip and zip and hatch. I never would have thought he would do that, but the miracle of birth is a powerful thing! When our first batch of eggs was getting ready to hatch, we were actually alerted by our Rottie, who could hear the chicks peeping inside their eggs. You've never seen such a happy dog -- she thinks they're her babies. I know there are larger and fancier incubators, but this is a good size for just a few eggs and the opportunity to observe the hatch so well is fabulous.
     
  7. ECreech81

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    Quote:Update: Way to expensive for a one time Hatch .... Thank you very much for the sugesstion.
     
  8. EdistoChicks

    EdistoChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check www.craigslist.org People sell used incubators all the time on there in the farm & garden section. We have a styrofoam one with two viewing windows, it was a hand-me-down and still works great!
     

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