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

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    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

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    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!
    [​IMG]
    Lisa
     
  4. pascopol

    pascopol Songster

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    Quote:Who knows, it is just like: what was first the egg or the hen.


    LOL
     
  5. ScissorChick

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    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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