Homemade incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenliz123, Feb 2, 2014.

  1. chickenliz123

    chickenliz123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am looking to build an incubator and hatch my own chickens. I have never done anything like this before and am looking for some guidance. How long after the chicks hatch will they lay eggs?
     
  2. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine were slightly under 6 months, some sooner some later, depends on the birds breeding and conditions, health, nutrition etc. but around that time is pretty normal.
     
  3. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you go to my page I have a similar thread I started and got great advice as to how to construct a cheap homemade incubator =)
     
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    My recommendation is to spend a hour watching videos. There's a ton on youtube, but….

    The best were made over a few years by Rush Lane Poultry. These videos span a few years and show some improvements as time goes on. You can view all 6 or 8 of these videos and you'll be confident. They are on Rush Lane poultry's own site, and on YouTube as well.

    There is no substitute for watching a hour or two or "How To". Step by step. Lots of options along the way, including quite a few that these videos may spur in our own mind.
     

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