i would like some advice

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken lovr, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. chicken lovr

    chicken lovr New Egg

    Nov 4, 2012
    i am planning on hatching some chicks. all my eggs are fertilized and i don't feel like buying a incubator. can i make my own? can i put one hen in a box and just let her hatch them? can i make my own working incubator? what is the best method? thank you.
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 26, 2011
    Upper Peninsula Michigan
    You can certainly try making your own incubator, but be ready for a steep learning curve - a well-made on is neither cheap or easy to make. As to the hens, if you have one go broody you can hatch under her, but you can't just pen a hen up with eggs unless she is already broody - and there is no way to make a hen go broody.
  3. Cooper Farms

    Cooper Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 25, 2012
    new sharon ia

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