How much do you have in you Incubating Hobby?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by artathart, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. artathart

    artathart Songster

    Mar 31, 2011
    So I started about 12 days ago with incubating and about 5 weeks ago with chicks and the thought of incubating. At the time I thought $49 was a lot to spend on a LG and that $49 for the egg turner was over kill. As the weeks have past....The cost keeps going up. So far I have invested roughly $588+ in incubator, Thermometers, flashlights, eggs and books and I am on week two!!!!

  2. wowmanacat

    wowmanacat Songster

    Apr 1, 2011
    Oak Grove AR
    I started with three chickens at $24 then 3 more at $9 rooster was FREE. I decided that I wanted to start incubating so I made a homemade one that has run me around $35 or so and I might have to put more into it with the thermostat might not be going out already. That is not counting the month feed bill.
  3. Northwood Silkies

    Northwood Silkies Songster

    May 4, 2010
    Northwest Michigan
    I won't even go there on how much [​IMG] Lets just say too much but I love my hobby so that's all that matters to me.
  4. Quote:I agree! I have 4 hova's right now with 3 running. [​IMG] Love LoVe my hobby and in the long run it keeps me out of the malls for the most part saving my hubby lots of money.
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm


    that's with an "s"
  6. snazzyboots

    snazzyboots Songster

    Mar 3, 2011
    i agree. i don't even want to know. plus if i did say it out loud. hubby might not be so understanding. [​IMG]
  7. trickys10

    trickys10 In the Brooder

    Mar 30, 2011
    cincinnati ohio
    week 3 about 375 but whos counting i have chickens to entertain me and eggs to feed me im about to cancel my cable cause i watch my animals more than tv the real question is not how much on incubators its how addicting it is to start buying more and more chickens so you have eggs to incubate

  8. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    You mean I was supposed to keep track? [​IMG]
  9. ChickenPox

    ChickenPox Songster

    Feb 2, 2011
    Middle GA
    Ditto, I have not added it up. Don't want to know! Haha! [​IMG]
  10. aprophet

    aprophet Songster

    Jan 12, 2010
    chesapeake Va.
    my first 2 bators were home built probably 30 for both then I upgraded them with electronic t-stats at 55 each and then bought a used hova for $20 added a computer power supply fan 2 for $3 I had the power converters laying around I have bought 2 egg turners the last 2 years one was used $15 for that one and like 42 for the new one

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