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Incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Keisha, May 25, 2007.

  1. Keisha

    Keisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to get an incubator, versus making ahomemade one. I've called everyone that sells incubators around me, and they are completly sold out. Does anyone know where I can buy one online? I would like one that can hold a few eggs. I would probably only be hatching under ten at a time. What are some good brands?
     
  2. chickedeefarm

    chickedeefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Keisha, have you looked on ebay?
     
  3. wolfpack62001

    wolfpack62001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I second that!
    Or try your Coop.
     
  4. Keisha

    Keisha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have checked ebay, and I see one that I might like but it hold 50 + eggs, and I really wouldn't want one that big. But i still might get it regardless. Do you know how long for it to be shipped? Because I don't want to wait forever to get it here. One said that you have to wait 2-5 days jsut for your order to be processed and longer than that, after you wait that period, for it to be shipped.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/GQF-Hovabator-T...1189802QQihZ004QQcategoryZ66905QQcmdZViewItem
    Would that incubator above be any good?
    what do you mean by tyring my coop, like my hens? I wish I they would sit on t heir eggs but they won't . They lay them and take off. And if they are ready to lay another one, they kick the other egg they layed previousely out, and it usually breaks.
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2007
  5. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keisha, You don't have to hatch more than ten at a time. I usually hatch 8-10. The Hova-Bator is a good low cost incubator. Most people who buy that one will want to add the fan and possibly a turner before long. The one you are looking at is probably as good as you will get for the price. If you think you may at some time want one that operates a bit more effeciently consider the upgraded Hova-Bator with the automatic PreSet thermostat, I am hearing good report on it. Its really a matter of pay me now or pay me later. You can spend lots of money on eggs and shipping to get just a few to hatch. Or worse yet none to hatch. That is what happened to me. I decided to sell it for 1/2 of what I paid and bought a more reliable incubator with turner and electronic thermostat.

    Practice with it first with cheap eggs or some of your own. That way you can get the kinks out and gain some experience.
     
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