Old Time Hatchers

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mrs. Fluffy Puffy, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Remember the "Good" all days when we had to turn all the eggs we incubate by hand and we had to fill up the water pan 'ever day cause it would run out?
    I got a 1588 Genesis Hova-Bator with Automatic Chicken and Quail Turners..I'm incubating and .. well..it just doesn't feel like incubating anymore! [​IMG] All I have to do is add water every 2-3 days and then pull'em 'outta the 'bator!! Just doesn't feel like incubating anymore.
     
  2. BlueBirdChick

    BlueBirdChick On Vacation

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    awww Mrs. Fluffy Puffy
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    I still hand turn mine so we're still out there [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:I have a large home-made 'bator and it had turners but they wouldn't work so I turned them by hand...to tell the truth it's kind of nice not having to do "Anything!" TeeHee!!!
     
  4. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    I have to turn by hand, and fill the waters every other day. I feel a "connection" this way.

    (Not that I wouldn't LOVEE A state of the art incubator [​IMG] [​IMG] )

    I do love hatching via broody hens, now that's close to state of the art [​IMG]
     
  5. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Quote:Broodies are truley that best...90% of the time! [​IMG]
     
  6. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I turn mine in my styrofoam bator by hand ( with cartons) & have very good hatches.
     
  7. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use my pigeons as incubators. All you have to do is change the feed and water, navigate through the maze of pecking, growling beaks and sacrifice a finger or two for some candling pics. Aww, the connection. Can't get better than that. [​IMG]
     
  8. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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