Quick questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tay_boe, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. tay_boe

    tay_boe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 27, 2010
    Does everyone use an additional incubator for hatching? How does that work?

    Also could I use an LG or hovabator for this? Which of the 2 brands is better? ( if there is a better 1)
  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    I have 3 incubators 2 I use for incubating and the 3rd which is a Hovabator I use for hatching. The only reason I don't hatch in the other two is because I do lots of staggered hatches so it would be impossible to lock them all down at the same time. [​IMG]
  3. TarHeelBlue

    TarHeelBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2011
    Yukon, Oklahoma
    Same Here. I Had A Staggered Hatch (which Of Course I Did Not Plan - Chicken Math) So I Bought An Lg And Made It My Hatcher.
  4. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2010
    Southern Illinois
    I know of folks who use a second incubator for hatching. They have the second one up and stable by day eighteen. When the eggs are ready for lockdown there placed in the hatching incubator.
  5. puredelite

    puredelite Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use an LG for incubating ( only 'cause I don't have a Sportsman) and another LG for a hatcher. By using one for a hatcher I don't have to remove the auto egg turner for lockdown. This year I will also install a fan in the incubator to maybe increase my hatch rate. Hope this helps answer your questions.... Happy Hatching!
  6. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Chicken Obsessed

    Oct 16, 2008
    Quote:you have already had some real good answers to your question.. however it is not absolutely necessary to have an extra bator just for hatching.. just remove the turner on day 18 and lay the eggs on the wire bottom//
  7. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    Quote:Now, that sounds like a most excellent idea!

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