using a dickey hatcher as an incubator? anyone?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by alaskanhenhouse, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. alaskanhenhouse

    alaskanhenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has anyone used a dickey hatcher as an incubator also? i know it works well the other way, using the incubator for hatching. I have the rare opportunity to purchase a 'one time use' dickey hatcher. I don't enjoy rolling the eggs. any chance the little yellow auto turners can fit into the dickey hatcher trays?
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    as long as you want to hand turn, or like you said if the turners will fit, but yeah it will work fine
     
  3. alaskanhenhouse

    alaskanhenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's just it. it's a long drive and he doesn't have turners to check.
     
  4. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    Are you talking about the egg turners like for the styrofoam bators? There might be a way to rig it up. If I were you, I'd call Mr. Dickey. Go to his website. His number is there, or you could email him. He's real nice, I'm sure he'd be happy to answer your question.[​IMG]

    Paula
     
  5. alaskanhenhouse

    alaskanhenhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, them yellow ones are what i have for my 3 styro hovabators. It would be nice to only keep one unit at the proper temp/hum levels.

    I might try conacting him monday and see what he thinks. Thanks
     
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  6. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    I know what you mean. I just recently bought a Dickey incubator. I was using Hovabators before, and they work well, but this is so much easier. I love it.

    Paula
     
  7. HappyHatch'en

    HappyHatch'en Chillin' With My Peeps

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    IMO, the Dickey Incubator is "FAR SUPERIOR" to the competition. His cabinet is "quality built" and the eternal mechanism is the same or better. He is a fair and reasonable business man and will answer your questions, try doing that at the competition. He is available to talk incubators 7 days a week as well. I have found out that a phone call is faster than his email however...he wants our business and will do what he needs to do to earn it!....QUALITY
     
  8. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    Quote:Totally agree. Couldn't have said it better myself. And I agree, I would call instead of emailing. Very nice man to talk to.

    Paula
     
  9. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just looked into them yesterday. I wish I would have found them earlier. If I buy an incubator, it will probably be from them. But for now, it's just my big old homemade one. I am going to buy parts for mine from them also.
     
  10. HappyHatch'en

    HappyHatch'en Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is nothing wrong with your "homemade unit" if it works for you...but my ultimate dream will be a DICKEY INCUBATOR as soon as I recover from back surgery.....
     

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