Incubators and brooders.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by toddy111, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. toddy111

    toddy111 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] I'm new so I don't know if this is a stupid question: Do incubators and brooders do the same thing ?

    Thanks in advance
     
    Last edited: Jan 1, 2009
  2. Fresh Eggs

    Fresh Eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,


    I am new too!!! A incubator holds the eggs and warms them like a mother hen would, while they grow in the shell and hatch. Afterwards, you would put them in a box, [ or something like one] with a heat lamp, food, water and such. After they are fully feathered and look like mini adults, u can put them in the coop!!
     
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    First...... [​IMG]

    An incubator is how you keep the eggs the right temp so they will hatch (like a mama hen would sit on her eggs)

    A brooder is an area/fish tank/plastic tote used to keep chicks in till they are old enough to go outside in the coop.

    You can search (above) brooder and you will see tons of pics !!

    Hope this helps !!
     
  4. toddy111

    toddy111 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks a lot !!! both very helpful.... so basically the incubator is for eggs and the brooder is for chicks ?
     
  5. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:You got it! The incubator is your hatcher then the brooder is where they go to be raised. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] !!!
     
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    You got it [​IMG]
     
  7. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:You got it! The incubator is your hatcher then the brooder is where they go to be raised. [​IMG]

    [​IMG] !!!

    LOL !!! JINKS !!!!
     
  8. Crazy_For_Chickens

    Crazy_For_Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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  9. toddy111

    toddy111 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks everyone [​IMG] great help !!!!!
     

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