The Incubator Thread

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

  1. Aphrael

    Aphrael Songster

    Jan 21, 2013
    Sorry for your loss. [​IMG] He was a beautiful boy. I hope the eggs are fertile and give you some babies. Also, that bottom hen is GORGEOUS. Would love an EE that color. Some EE's do lay brown eggs rather than blue or green. If both parents have the brown egg gene, then some of the offspring will get only brown, and lay a brown egg.
  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern WA
    The Isbar has pale green eggs and the legbar has blue egg gene. The bottom hen is not the mom just the sitter she cannot change genes.
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2014
  3. Yoyo with chick

    Yoyo with chick Chirping

    Jan 11, 2014
    Cottage Grove, OR
    So excited I just put a hatch in the incubator!
  4. anac1979

    anac1979 Songster

    Feb 18, 2010
    Hi! I just bought a used GQF incubator...everything on it works great but it is very dirty...& it STINKS!! How should I go about cleaning this beauty? It even has some dobber nests in it...any info would be greatly appreciated...:)
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern WA
    vinegar and baking soda.
  6. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

    May 24, 2014
    BYC? Epic <3
    My Coop
    Hey, i am getting an incubator as my birthday present in six months (Its very long[​IMG]) I have always wanted and incubator and now my mother hasd finally agreed!! Well it is a SureHatch model SH560!! Here is the description~!!

    Production Capacity:

    Produce 600 Chicks Per Month
    Egg Types:

    Chicken, Quail, Duck, Guinea Fowl, Parrot, Pheasant
    Item In Stock:

    Exported to:

    Setting Capacity

    360 Eggs
    Hatching Capacity

    200 Eggs​
    Ideal egg incubator for a breeder looking to start a small to medium scale poultry business
    The Surehatch SH560 is our best selling medium-sized egg incubator. It is widely used by hobbyists, poultry breeders, farmers and entrepreneurs who seek to hatch eggs. You can also use the SH560 Combo as a starting point for your new poultry business. It can provide you with a steady income by selling the day old chicks that you produce. You will get an exceptionally good return on investment with this incubator.
    The Surehatch SH560 can hatch up to 600 chickens per month. The Surehatch SH560 is regarded as one of the best-value-for-money and most advanced egg incubators available on the market.
    You need very little space to use this incubator - it can even be placed on a small table. The Surehatch SH560 Egg Incubator is a durable and user friendly incubator that will give you excellent incubation results and many years of service!
    How to get great incubation resutls
    Specifications: Surehatch SH560 Egg Incubator
    • Ac-Q-Temp™ Highly Accurate DIGITAL Temperature Control
    • Easy-Flow[​IMG] Humidity Control
    • Siemens Automatic Egg Turner
    • Lightning/Surge Protectors and Auto Reset Fuses
    • Extra Large Clear-View[​IMG] Observation Window
    • Incubator made of Ultra Durable, Water Resistant DURABOARD
    • Tru-Temp[​IMG] Thermometer and Hygrometer
    • Opti-Flow[​IMG] Specialized High Volume Incubator Fan
    • Maxi-Heat[​IMG] Energy Saving Incubator Heating System
    • Incubator can retain heat for 3 to 6 hours after power outage
    • Incubator is mounted on wheels —can be moved around with ease
    • Internal Light for observing the insides of the incubator
    • Medical Grade Anti-Bacterial Inner Coating for better hatch rates
    • Full Incubation Instructions Included
    • 2 Year Guarantee on all parts
    • Dimensions: 70 cm High x 80 cm Deep x 105 cm Wide
    • Weight: 62 Kg

    Anyway, i have nevert ever had an incubator before so i thought it would be nice to join this thread so that i can learn more about them!! And i will probably have queastions when i get too!!
  7. anac1979

    anac1979 Songster

    Feb 18, 2010
    Thanks for the response. I cleaned with vinegar & h2o but it still stinks (like dead animals) i'm gonna do bleach water..hope it works....
  8. anac1979

    anac1979 Songster

    Feb 18, 2010
    The bleach didn't work either. It's clean but still has a horrible smell. Anyone have any ideas on what I can use for the smell?
  9. buff goose guy

    buff goose guy Songster

    Feb 9, 2014
    Mississippi Y'all
    Moth balls , frebreeze , jk idk I've actually did use moth balls and lime ( like the industrial dust ) which makes it smell better
  10. anac1979

    anac1979 Songster

    Feb 18, 2010
    lol I would think mothballs would make it smell worse. Plus those things are toxic! It's horrible. Idk what i'm going to do.

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