incubator versus hatcher........

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

  1. cfmartin1833

    cfmartin1833 New Egg

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    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

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

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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]
     
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