Incubator for hire?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Vcomb, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. Vcomb

    Vcomb Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    South Dakota
    My Coop
    A friend of mine recently told me he'd like to send me some hatching eggs...only prob is he wants to do this within a week as his hens are laying and I don't have an incubator set up. I plan to set up an small old one tomorrow and I have a bantam hen who is setting but just in case I'd like to find someone within the northeastern, or at least eastern half of Nebraska with an incubator running that does a good job hatching eggs to possibly hatch them for me? I'd be willing to pay the person for going to the trouble of helping me out.

    I just wanna have multiple contingency plans.....

    So....anyone fit the bill?

  2. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Songster

    Mar 30, 2007
    Belleville, Kansas
    Sorry, your way too far..I do wished I lived up thataway, very pretty country.

    We used to have a cabin by Lynch (west of Niobrara), but sold it last year, or I woulda said we could make the trip and get the eggs, since we were up there every other weekend. Now we never get up that way, darnit!

    Good luck, there are a few folks I believe in your area.
  3. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Sep 23, 2008
    near Albany, New York
    check your local cooperative extension - they let me borrow one.
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    couldnt you build a homemade bator? Just search for missprissys homemade bator. I am using her guidelines to make a hatcher.
  5. Vcomb

    Vcomb Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    South Dakota
    My Coop
    that's a good idea happyhens, i'll check into it as well.

    thndrdancr - my grandpa used to have a cabin up by lynch too. real neat place up there.
  6. Vcomb

    Vcomb Songster

    Aug 19, 2008
    South Dakota
    My Coop
    Quote:that is true I could make one, but I'm more looking for a tried & true incubator as a backup rather than using these eggs as a "test pilot" for a new or homemade incubator. I have 3 huge ones but right now we have no room in the house and it'll be awhile before I get the shed revamped for a room for them. I'll check the thread out though and maybe print off the directions for future reference. [​IMG]
  7. wadek2008

    wadek2008 Songster

    Nov 17, 2008
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Sorry-but what's a local cooperative extension? How do you find one?
  8. BawGock

    BawGock Songster

    Jan 21, 2009
    Idaho Panhandle, USA
    They are part of the local university.
    I think you could look in your phonebook under county.
    Or search in google for county extension or 4H info in your county and that will lead you right to the extension.

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