How do you keep your bator empty??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by klf73, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I made a second bator so I would have a hatcher because I staggered a hatch. Well, now that one is done, I had an empty bator. Of course I couldn't keep it that way, so I now have about 3 dozen eggs coming in this week. My eggs in the bator that are here now, are on days 10 & 11. I just know that after they hatch I will have a heck of a time keeping it empty. So, how do YOU keep your bator empty
    Krista
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I keep both mine empty by running out to feed 4 growing out pens of blue/black/splash and buff orps...plus a henhouse of adult orps and brahmas...thats a days work!!...thats over 60 some chickens to take care of and about 100 that were sold!!...whew...

    So I cleaned the bators and put them in the back of the closet!!... now I'm relaxing!...lol
     
  3. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep Ive been on the wagon for about 3 weeks. I just cleaned mine up and havent done anything yet, however I thought about letting my kids hide them because if they do I cant never find them. I am done till November as far as I know. I only have and hatch Dominiques. [​IMG]
     
  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Dont know mine is pretty much filled since i got it.
    After the ducks hatch i will hatch my own quails.
     
  5. homeandbarnbasics

    homeandbarnbasics Out Of The Brooder

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    What good is an empty incubator? Can't hatch anymore adorable peeps that way!! I have learned how to keep mine empty, I just wear it out, but the problem with running a store, is there are so many more on the shelves to choose from!!! the DW swears I am going to "hatch out" all the profit. Heck who needs profit, lets just hatch some more chicks, or ducklings, or goslings, or .....
     

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