Incubator/Brooder

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mr chicken dude, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. Mr chicken dude

    Mr chicken dude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all I am new to BYC I have a question(Probably a dumb question) what really is the difference between an incubator and a brooder..Is one heated and the other has a heat lamp instead.

    Thanks,Collin
     
  2. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    An incubator is used to keep the eggs at a constant temperature and humidity level for approx 21 days to hatch. A brooder is something you put the newly hatched chicks in. Both are heated, the brooder usually by a heat lamp.

    [​IMG] Incubator

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