whats a hatcher?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rode Island Red 2008, Nov 25, 2008.

  1. Rode Island Red 2008

    Rode Island Red 2008 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 7, 2008
    Whats difference from hatcher and a bator?
  2. Hi!
    No difference basically --- except humidity if one is using 'dry incubation'.
    A hatcher is an incubator for 'Day 18 thru hatch' (for chickens).

    It is good for staggered hatches and keeps the incubator from getting crudded up with the mess from hatching chicks.

    I use a Little Giant with fan and auto-turner for incubating and a LG w/out fan or turner for hatching.

  3. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

    Aug 24, 2008
    Southern Ohio
    Hatchers, dont have turners. Even some incubators dont have turners. Hatchers have trays with covers,and used the last 3 days of incubation.

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