The Incubator Thread

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ZakoHero, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Aphrael

    Aphrael Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 21, 2013
    Grrrr. My browser is giving me fits and I don't think that link is working. But the app is on google play and is called Hatchabatch.
  2. LavenderCrow

    LavenderCrow Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2014
    I'm not sure if this has been covered or not, but I figured there'd be no harm in asking if it has been. I need an AFFORDABLE (>80$) small incubator/egg turner combo, and I've not had much luck finding one. What would be the best for hatching bantam and quail eggs? It'd be nice if it came with the works (thermometer, humidity meter, etc.), but it doesn't have to since those can be bought relatively cheap. I don't plan on incubator hatching my lav orps, I figured I'd keep a silkie or two on hand to hatch out chicks since my SO loves them, so it'll be for bantams and quail, mainly quail.
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2014
  3. Yoyo with chick

    Yoyo with chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 11, 2014
    Cottage Grove, OR
    The hovabator genesis is the best incubator by far. Get the bator from the website with the turner separate and you should save some money... Love it hatched from it with at least a 95 percent hatch rate!
  4. farmeristas

    farmeristas Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 16, 2014
  5. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    I need some tips too...
    Still air or forced air? Brand recommendations... Digital or manual? Just any preferences you all have and why would help... I would like something that does 24 chicken eggs minimum, at a max price of $200...
    :) thank you!
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2014
  6. pickledpenny

    pickledpenny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2014
    South California

    I'm loving my incuview! I have three thermometers in it and it holds it dead steady at 99.5-99.8. Has an auto turner and holds 27 chicken eggs. Plus the clear lid is unbeatable! You can see everything going on in there. It was about $180 after shipping.
  7. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    What are your hatch rates like? :)
  8. pickledpenny

    pickledpenny Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2014
    South California

    I'll let you know this weekend ;) all I've hatched so far were two trader Joe's store bought eggs haha! And they were started in my homemade incubator and finished in the incuview until hatch. But I haven't had but one quitter in it out of 27! And it was a blood ring at day 7. Everything else is still growing and thriving in there.
  9. hennible

    hennible Overrun With Chickens

    Thank you!
  10. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern WA
    I just lost a roo and took 3 eggs from the fridge,I believe he fertilized put under a broody.
    this is the roo Blue Isbar, breed with this hen

    Isbar/leg bar so they will be 3/4 isbar

    this is my broody. she is a chick from a bantam bin marked EE but she lays tan eggs. I really wanted to have fertile eggs with the above roo and this hen. He only produced about 2 babies that I Know of so I don't know if these are even fertile.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2014

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