incubator help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by greenthumb89, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am wondering if anyone has had any succes with the little school incubators, the ones that hold 2-3 eggs? i am asking because i would like to try hatching a few eggs, only 2 just to see if i can and i dont want to sink a lot of money into an incubator and those little ones only cost 20 dollars. any help would be wonderful thanks luke
     
  2. s6bee

    s6bee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Folks have had success, but I think they recommend getting some of the other larger ones for a higher success rate.
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have heard of people using them, but if you watch you can find LG's that have been used for almost the same price! Try posting a wanted add on Craigslist or your local freecycle. You could also see if the local high schools might have one you could borrow. Especially since it is summer! Maybe even a local 4-H club would have one they could lend you. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Success in those things are few and far between. I have never heard of more than 1 chick hatching at best. Chickens are social and a lone chick doesn't thrive as well as one living with a chick friend. As an unexperienced hatcher I can't imagine you would have very good results. You would be better off with a larger incubator and 6 - 12 eggs.

    You can build one. See the link in my signature line. People are building and having great success.
     
  5. greenthumb89

    greenthumb89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the help everyone!
     

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