whats the best way to hatch eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by just_me_and_my_peeps, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. just_me_and_my_peeps

    just_me_and_my_peeps In the Brooder

    Mar 4, 2011
    East Tennessee
    should I let the hen hatch them or put them in a incubator? I'm not hatching any right now, but am planning on it next spring, just trying to find out the better way and get info on it!!! thanks
  2. tracecom

    tracecom Songster

    Jan 16, 2010
    Between a really good broody hen and a really good incubator, I would go with the hen. She does all the work. [​IMG] The problem is that it takes a few hatches to know whether or not a broody hen is a good broody hen. But the same is true of an incubator; it's hard to have confidence in it on the first hatch.
  3. Hi Becky! I use incubators and broody hens (when I have them available)[​IMG].
    There can be problems with either --- incubators can malfunction and hens can be unreliable, so I'd suggest you try BOTH.
    Good Luck!
  4. pascopol

    pascopol Songster

    Jan 6, 2009
    Tampa Bay
    Quote:Who knows, it is just like: what was first the egg or the hen.

  5. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Songster

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    In my opinion theres not really a 'better' way. Theres a way

    that works better for -you-. Me - I use my incubator, because

    I like to be able to keep a close eye on my chicks, and when

    they're inside - I can do that. Whatever works best for you. [​IMG]

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