Looking to incubate

blriehl

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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?
 

sumi

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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)
 

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