Pros and Cons of Various Incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kees, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    Please let me know your thoughts on this.

    Suzy
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  2. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    are you asking about the makers of bators or the types as in still air to circulated air or like styrofoam to cabinet?
     
  3. FreeRange Drulie

    FreeRange Drulie Out Of The Brooder

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    two words: egg turner! makes the temperature so consistent, and also it makes for a more controlled environment. also it is easier to continue on with your everyday activities. I use the HovaBator. It has a great success rate and it was inexpensive. However I still think the best incubator is a hen [​IMG]
     
  4. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    the maker of bators

    Suzy
     
  5. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    If a live in NY and have a broody hen now, should I use her instead of an incubator?

    Suzy

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  6. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    i the hen is broody i would say use her as long as she is in a warm enough space since she will be sitting there stagnenet for a long time, a broody hen is the best incubator
     
  7. FreeRange Drulie

    FreeRange Drulie Out Of The Brooder

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    Go with the Broody Momma, it may take more attention from you but it will be worth it. Check on them everyday and make sure to separate her from the flock and give her own "special" ( warmer) area GL!
     
  8. kees

    kees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    Why do so many people use incubators then?

    Suzy
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  9. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Broodys aren't predictable and can only sit an a certain number of eggs.

    Henry
     
  10. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    best coast
    I love my Turn-X. I daydream of running it again... Sadly, that won't be happening for a long time.
     

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