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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Tripp16, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Songster

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina

  2. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Songster

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Songster

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    I've never heard anything about those except bad, bad, bad. Many a broken-hearted kid waiting 21 days for nothing. I have never used one however.
  4. Time-Out

    Time-Out Songster

    Jun 29, 2011
    The Peak District, UK
    "Keep in mind this is a very small starter unit and is not intended for someone wanting to repeatedly hatch eggs at a high hatch rate." Doesn't inspire much confidence. Even if I only incubated once, with three eggs, I'd be wanting a high hatch rate! Three eggs doesn't leave much room for error.
  5. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Songster

    Feb 4, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Well, for $20 it's maybe worth a try. But what Time-Out says is right - if you're only going to get four eggs in it you'd want to know that they'll all hatch! So maybe this unit would be okay for hatching your own eggs, if you already knew what you were doing with incubation, but I wouldn't want to use it if I was a total newbie, and I definitely wouldn't want to put shipped eggs in it. If you're needing to incubate on a tight budget, have a look at some of the plans for home made incubators. Basically you can do it with just a styrofoam box, a couple of lightbulbs and a thermostat. And you'll be able to incubate a LOT more than just four eggs...
  6. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    As a consumer, we try to frugally purchase used. If purchased items usable time with us is up it's resold.

    Looking at a 4 egg incubator one must ask:
    If I enjoy hatching would I reuse this one or purchase bigger?
    If this is one time hatching can I resell this unit?

    This incubator you'll reuse or can be resold in a heart beat. Presently it's very reasonable with one bidder.
  7. henney penny

    henney penny Songster

    Nov 21, 2009
    Northern Maine
    I ordered this and it will not hatch out eggs,I found if you have an egg that has a day or two left before hatch it will work for that.I have had broodies that leave the last eggs to go off with their babies and the egg is about ready to hatch and have used it for that and it worked,I let a friend use it to hatch out fertile silkie eggs and it did not work for them.

  8. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Songster

    May 12, 2009
    you get what you pay for I guess [​IMG]
  9. OldChurchEggery1

    OldChurchEggery1 Songster

    Sep 27, 2011
    [​IMG] Don't waste your money on this incubator or the shipping. My sister bought me one for Christmas 4 years ago and all it did was cook the eggs. We fiddled with various configurations of aluminum foil inside trying to get it to hold a steady temperature and it failed utterly. You will be disappointed if you spend even twenty bucks on it. I saved up and bought a Brinsea with the automatic turner and have had excellent results with it. If you spend $60 on special shipped eggs (shipping included there), would you trust a $20 incubator to hatch them?
  10. Sissy

    Sissy Songster

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    I agree save your money..

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