Incubator rentals? Do they exist?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MacTech, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. MacTech

    MacTech Chirping

    I would like to try my hand at hatching some of my flock's fertile eggs, but I don't have an incubator, and none of the hens are broody, besides, since I'm now down to four layers from the original six, one lost to a raccoon attack, one currently sick and malingering in the house, I don't want to lose egg production

    I would like to hatch a few eggs mainly to cover my losses, 3, maybe 4 eggs, but no more than six, and after that, I would probably not need the incubator again, so it makes no sense to spend $100-ish to hatch out six eggs

    Are there any hatcheries/breeders/poultry vendors that rent incubators?
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Songster

    Feb 23, 2014
    Do you have any friends that have incubators that you can borrow from? When I hatched out some Java's last year I just borrowed one from my friends.
  3. MacTech

    MacTech Chirping

    Unfortunately, no, my sister is the only other chicken keeper close by, and she just buys them at the feed store, I'm the only one at work keeping chickens, in fact, two of my co-workers are addicted to my eggs, and always ask if I have any extra to sell, being down to four laying hens means I have no overflow

    If there are any BYC'ers in the Southern Seacoastal New England area (Eliot, York, Kittery Maine, or Dover or Portsmouth New Hampshire (or thereabouts) who know of any rental locations, that'd be a big help

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