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
    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
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I keep both mine empty by running out to feed 4 growing out pens of blue/black/splash and buff 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!
  3. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Songster

    Mar 6, 2008
    East Tennessee
    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 Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Dont know mine is pretty much filled since i got it.
    After the ducks hatch i will hatch my own quails.
  5. homeandbarnbasics

    homeandbarnbasics In the Brooder

    Jun 29, 2008
    Tallassee, AL
    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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