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What incubators are you all using?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by brooster, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    I was just wondering what incubators you are all using, and how they work.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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  3. Chickenlover88

    Chickenlover88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm using a hova bator and it works extremely well. Almost all the eggs I put in there are developing and should hatch soon. It is a simple fanless one with windows on top. It holds temp pretty well too.
     
  4. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a Little Giant 9200 with forced air fan and auto turner. I've done 2 hatches, first time I hatched 9 out of 10 set. Second time 6 out of 7 hatched. I'm sure the ones that didn't hatch were not due to the incubator. It was very easy to use, I'm glad I bought it!
     
  5. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    1 brinsea ova-easy 380
    1 hova with turner and fan and 1 LG still air with turner when I run out of room in the ova or just plan on doing a test hatch.
     
  6. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Quote:How did you ever get the temperature adjusted???? I have the same exact bator, (without the fan) but I can't seem to get the right temp, it fluctuates too much....any suggestions??
     
  7. aran

    aran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2007
    rochester ny
    im using the one I made with my son. Redneck had this awesome idea which I copied. I set 11 silkie eggs last night.
     
  8. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    The room you have the bator in will make a lot of difference. I had to move it a couple of times until I found a spot that stayed stable temp wise.

    Also let the temp stabilize for 6 hours before adjusting it. It just takes the tiniest fraction of a movement of the stick thing to adjust several degrees.

    One last thing I did with the last hatch was putting a dozen ceramic eggs in there. They tend to help keep things stable.
     
  9. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I just got the styrafoam kind with the 2 little windows. No fan or turner. I turn them myself and last night i candled them. It was7-9 days and one of my dark green ones had movement in it. To those of you who were having trouble with the dark green eggs........I could see really good. I used a big flashlight, one of those new brighter kind......and my hand. I think it makes a difference to do it at night when it very dark because i could see it good. I was so excited because this was my first ever attempt and i must be doing something right. So i guess you dont need the big fancy incubator.....unless you got alot of money and just want it.
     
  10. ann

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    I have the little giant one with a turner.I have had good luck with it.I found one of those round metal ones at a yard sale today and told it worked,but don`t know,haven`t tried it yet.Does anybody out there know how to adjust the temp or how I can make a turner for this round one?
     

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