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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by blriehl, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. blriehl

    blriehl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Howdy!

    I'm looking to start incubating eggs this coming year and am obviously a novice... I would like an incubator that will hold around 10-20 eggs. I would prefer an automatic egg turner along with something to control humidity... OR is it better to do it yourself? Any brands that are better than others?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I think this article will pretty much tell you what you need to know, from choosing an incubator to hatch day:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101

    There are a few good incubators out there and you can of course build yourself one. Personally I'm a Brinsea fan. I have an Octagon Eco 20 with a turner and I've had great hatches in it. You can fit 24 chicken eggs in there comfortably, more if you stack them and discard some at some stage (infertiles etc)
     
  3. blriehl

    blriehl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know there's 3 Brinsea octagon 20 models... Which one do you think is best?
     
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