Help with starting up

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PoultryPotts, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. PoultryPotts

    PoultryPotts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I recently got a black austrolorp rooster and want to hatch chicks but i dont want my hens to go broody so i figured a incubator would be the way to go. I dont have one so any suggestions on wat kind of incubator would be helpful. Thanx for help or tips.
     
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

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    Well, whether you have an incubator or not, unfortunately the hens will do what they want, and if they want to go broody, they will. [​IMG] And usually when you don't want them to is when they will, and vice versa! [​IMG]


    But as to your questions, I LOVE my Hovabator genesis (model 1588). I have seen Brinsea Octagons recommended alot, but I've never used one.
     
  3. PoultryPotts

    PoultryPotts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha we found that out last year with our buff orpingtons last year.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I'm really new at incubating/hatching, as I've experienced a solo chick hatch under a broody (my first GrandChick!) on 6/26 and 6 out of 7 eggs hatch in an incubator this past Saturday. THAT new.

    But, if you don't want to try to do too many eggs, I highly recommend the Brinsea Mini Advance. It holds 7 eggs and it is foolproof. Really. Look at me. My very first time. I didn't candle any of the eggs. It has an automatic egg turner that automatically stops turning the eggs for lock-down. One sale, online, now at Brinsea for $119.99. http://www.brinsea.com
     
  5. PoultryPotts

    PoultryPotts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you that incubator is perfect because i dont need one that holds 50 100 eggs.
     

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