Incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mylilchix, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    How do you incubate eggs in a bator w/o the turner? I've found a great deal on one w/o the turner. I will probably buy one in the future, but would like to try it w/o before I do.

    Thanks,
    Sonja
     
  2. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
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    You just turn them 3 or 4 times a day by hand......
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    With out the turner you just have to hand turn the eggs every day, some people say 3 times cause aperntly odd numbers are best I guess. so you just lay them in the bator on there sides with an X on one side and O other so you know if you turned htem or not and 3 x a day you just open the bator and turn them .
     
  4. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There's a guy on Craigs selling a new in the box Brower Tophatch for $100 if that interests you....
     
  5. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was thinking of getting touch with him about. I've called about the Little Giant for $30. I might start cheap and work my way up.

    Sonja
     
  6. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been comparing prices on the 1588 for a while, and just found a site that is about $25 less than anywhere else, including the turner. Check out Cuttlersupply.com. I just ordered from them, so can't yet say how their service is, but it's the best price I've found.
    Total, inclucing shipping and insurance was $175. All other sites were around $200.
     
  7. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think between the two, tophatch or LG, I'd go for the tophatch but I've never used an LG so this might be a good deal for $30. I haven't seen that ad yet. I'm saving to get the 1588 from Cutlers.

    eta: I missed that ad way back, I'm surprised it's still available if it is. I think the Farm stors like the Merchantile in Brighton has those new for something like $60. If you get it let me know how it works.
     
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  8. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've emailed about the Tophatch, and called about the LG. Aimee, has addicted me further with her birds, now I'd like to start hatching my own!! I think I need a support group for chicken addiction. [​IMG]

    Sonja
     
  9. coloradochick

    coloradochick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You do have a support group, myself, Aimee, Wendy, and everyone else here in CO [​IMG]
     
  10. mylilchix

    mylilchix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you!! Hi my name is Sonja, and I'm addicted to chickens. They're in my yard, they're in my living room, they're in my dining room, and I keep buying more. I drag my husband and children around on weekends to look for suitable building for chickens. During week nights I make him take his tractor to level out land so I can build more coops and runs. Now I want to start hatching my own! Help!! [​IMG]

    Sonja
     

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