incubator versus hatcher........

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cfmartin1833, May 6, 2011.

  1. cfmartin1833

    cfmartin1833 New Egg

    Apr 20, 2011
    I am wandering if anyone uses a incubator for the first 18 days and then uses a hatcher for the lockdown. I have a separate Bator setup for hatching because I start eggs on different days in my incubator and humidity needs to stay the same in there. I move eggs to the hatcher on day 18. I am having lower hatch rates and wandering what it may be. What are your thoughts and do you have any suggestions? Thanks.
  2. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

    Sep 4, 2009
    Don't know yet, but I want to do the same thing.
  3. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    Far SW VA
    I use this all the time. I have 2 sportmans and a hatcher. Before this i used the LJ's and i have a few times used one as a hatcher with no problems just have to be sure to keep the humitity up and the temps right. i have added a wet spunge to the hatcher. please excuse my spelling.
  4. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    If you do staggered hatches, I totally recommed a hatcher.
    If not, there is nothing wrong with hatching in the 'bator. [​IMG]

    Sorry your having lower hatch rates. [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 6, 2011

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