What Works Better?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Leah and peeps, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. Leah and peeps

    Leah and peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What in your epierience have worked better: a Broody or a Bator. What hatched out a better majority?

    Thanks
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I have better luck and hatch rate with an incubator. My broodys do okay when I set eggs under them but I like the hatch rates with incubators better.
     
  3. TexasVet

    TexasVet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can hatch more eggs with the 'bator, now that I have the Genesis 1588. But, having a broody means I don't have to mess with keeping chicks in a brooder. So when a hen goes broody, I also put some eggs in the 'bator. When everybody's hatched, I stick the 'bator babies under Momma.

    Kathy, Bellville TX
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  4. jerrys59

    jerrys59 Out Of The Brooder

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    I dont have alot of luck with broody hens myself.
     
  5. Leah and peeps

    Leah and peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! [​IMG]
     
  6. neferset

    neferset Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hatch rate for me is about 50-70% more or less with an incubator and about 90% with a good broody, but it depends on the hen.
     
  7. Leah and peeps

    Leah and peeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what hen do you use for broodys?
     
  8. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    hen's better in my country, no matter how many times those useless power company make power outages, they will survive. lol
     

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