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Introducing my new incubator!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AngieChick, May 6, 2009.

  1. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    After all my fussing and building, I end up with this:


    This is ChickenHawk. She's an EE, just under a year old (I know, teen age motherhood, it's quite shocking). The picture of her is older. At the moment she's on an honest to goodness nest box in the henhouse, not in a flower pot.

    Out of all of my bators, I would say this one is the easiest to operate. It's also the least prone to temp spikes and power outages. She fussed around about it for a few days, then settled in. I considered breaking her (I seriously have no more room), but I really can't see a perfectly good broody going to waste. So, I bought her some local buff orphington eggs. She is doing well, on day 3. I am working on my silkie tractor for the chicks that I hatched out a few weeks ago, and will build in a removable divider for her in the henhouse as well as in the run. It may become my dedicated broody/mommy space when the need arises. She should be separated from the flock in a week or so. I'll do it at night to minimize issues.

    I have no idea what I'll do with these babies, I seriously have no more room. Well, maybe enough for a couple more..... [​IMG]
    Last edited: May 6, 2009

  2. Homesteading_Bound

    Homesteading_Bound Songster

    Aug 4, 2008
    Always room for a few more. Congrats on your brooder...
  3. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    I love those homemade incubators!! She is pretty![​IMG]

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