Looking for helpful tips on incubating my own eggs.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by LoraMae, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. LoraMae

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    I am wanting to start hatching my own chicks, and looking for helpful tips on starting. What is the best incubator with the best hatch rate? Any other tips is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I don't know that they are necessarily the best, but I've always had a good hatch rate using the Hovabator Styrofoam incubators with air circulating fan and auto egg turner. Whatever incubator you get however, I would strongly recommend getting one with an air circulating fan and an automatic egg turner which makes a world of difference in the hatch rate. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  3. LoraMae

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    The one i have been looking into is the pro series circulated air incubator with automatic egg turner. Its on the more expensive side but i was a successful hatch rate! So im willing to put in the extra money for a good bator. This will be my first time hatching my own, however I have raised chicks just not hatched my own.
     
  4. doc637

    doc637 Out Of The Brooder

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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. Theres lots of threads on incubators - in fact some as recent as a few days ago - so search for something like "best incubator?" and see what comes up. I have never used them, as i prefer my broody alpha hen to do all the hatching i need - its not necessarily convenient, but it makes raising chicks very easy.

    All the best
    CT
     
  6. BantyChooks

    BantyChooks Go Habs Go Premium Member

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Wishing you good hatching success whatever incubator you use.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     

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