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running 2 incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chanamarie, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. chanamarie

    chanamarie Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a LG Still air incubator that I've used for a few hatches (with mixed results). I was recently given an Incuview and its running now with its first batch. I was thinking of running two bators, one for incubating and one for hatching. Any tips? I think I had bacteria issues with the LG on the last run as I lost almost all of the eggs. Best way to give it a deep clean? And can I hatch different types of birds together this way (chickens, ducks, turkeys)?

    Thanks!
     
  2. gpop1

    gpop1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most of the people who are a little nuts run two incubators. It helps when you have eggs that are due on different days as you can leave the turner in and you don't have to worry about changing humidity. The only tip I have is to write the set date on top of the eggs or the date that they should be transferred to the hatcher. This should avoid chicks hatching in the turner.

    I do quail, turkey and chickens all with different due dates this way. The real problem comes with brooding as one brooder may not be enough. Even 3 brooders doesn't seem enough.
     

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