how to hatch with a home made bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Double Kindness, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. Double Kindness

    Double Kindness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My ladies are all coming into lay, easter eggers and ameracunas, and one polish and one rose comb leghorn.

    Lenny is a semi-quieted rooster that is salmon favorelle x wellsummer x light brahma and has been getting it on well with my 9 lady chickens.

    I was wanting to try to hatch them out, but since I'm getting just an egg a day atm, as 1 ameracuna isn't laying atm and 1 just started, but I see that her eggs are fertilized.

    How should I go about doing this just one or 2 egg at a time? I'm getting the brooder ready atm for some ayum cemani hopefully very soon, as they are in my friends bator... and she didn't know what to do with the extras... and I was like I'll certainly take them!!

    She has 10 more to set after these 16. I don’t think I need to invest in a bator quite yet, and have no broody hens.

    How have ppl successfully done something like this, small hatching home made incubators? I don't want to mess up any rare eggs, but surely the eggs from my current flock would possibly bear interesting results?
     
  2. kada6305

    kada6305 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I made a homemade incubator from a Styrofoam cooler. I know the first hatch rate is pretty low. We put 6 in there at day 10 we will candle and throw away any who aren't developing, with blood rings, etc. We are only on day 2. I plan on having 3 hatch, but we shall see. You can collect eggs over 10 days. Good luck!
     
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  4. Double Kindness

    Double Kindness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I will click on that link!
     

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