jumping the gun for a spring hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Barred Rocker, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Barred Rocker

    Barred Rocker cracked egg

    790
    15
    141
    Jul 15, 2009
    King and Queen Co, Va
    I'm not planning to start hatching anything until at least March, but after reading about all the fun everyone is having with Christmas hatches and such I'm already getting the fever. I built a still air incubator last summer and had 4 different hatches. It got better with each hatch but the best I got was 5 out of 12. So now I'm attempting to convert my still air into a forced air. I'm playing around with different configurations but I'm hell bent to get the temperature leveled out at 99.5 evenly and then I'll concentrate on the humidity. I know I could make it easier on myself and just buy an incubator but I find it so much more fun to perfect my own. Anyone else feel that way?
     
  2. Chic Chick

    Chic Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    337
    1
    131
    Dec 30, 2008
    East Central Alberta
    I'm getting the spring (chick) fever too. I had a silkie that aborted a hatch and now I have 2 doz silkie eggs just waiting.....
    I have to sit on my hands 'cause we still have at least 3 months of winter yet!...lol
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    12,685
    50
    331
    Jan 11, 2007
    PA
    I'm not a big fan of failure and am also not very mechanically inclined, so I leave the hard work to those companies who have perfected the right equipment for me. I figure this leaves me more time to perfect my brooder to spoil all the babies. lol

    Of course, dh is another story. He is quite the builder and built us a wonderful hatcher out of a mini refrigerator a few years back. If we need something made, he does that stuff, but life it much easier to just buy something that has already been perfected.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by