What's your favorite duck egg incubator?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by NHchicks, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. NHchicks

    NHchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm really really excited about getting 4 anconas in the spring, hoping all goes well with their shipping. They're straight run and I'm hoping to grow my flock from them. I'll need an incubator, but can't imagine hatching more than about 6 at a time, figuring a couple may not hatch out of those.

    Thinking ahead here since my eggs/ducklings haven't even been laid yet. :)

    So what are your favorites as far as incubators for small hatches?
     
  2. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This probly is not helpful nor will it likely answer your question, but my vote goes to a Mama Duck
     
  3. jdywntr

    jdywntr Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia "I Believe" Premium Member

    Good one!!
     
  5. Dwen

    Dwen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2!!! Although I do like the incubator plus of candling eggs without losing the skin off my fingers.
     
  6. Amiga

    Amiga Overrun with Runners Premium Member

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  7. ducks_rcool329

    ducks_rcool329 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brinsea makes High-tech fully automated ones that I use. they have a tremendous hatch rate for me (92-100% over the past 3 years). I have a Brinsea R-COM 3 egg. All I have to do is plop three eggs in, add water to the humidity pump, select what kind of eggs they are, and it handle everything from there. It evens stops turning the eggs 3 or 2 days before they hatch~!!!! The one down side to the R-COMs is they can only hatch 3 eggs at a time, but they do make ones that can hold up to 20 or 40 eggs I believe.

    here is a link to one I found on amazon:

    http://www.amazon.com/R-Com-Mini-Di...=UTF8&qid=1360702767&sr=8-21&keywords=Brinsea
     
  8. Maxcine99

    Maxcine99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    XD I died! I'm curious about this too since we *HOPE* to get our ducks/chickens this year just need to get the coop and compost sites together!
     
  9. NHchicks

    NHchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ha! Well, yes, definitely mama duck would be the best way to go, but I believe I read that Anconas are not likely to hatch their own brood. Hope I'm wrong tho, but preparing for non-mama anconas. It's a whole lot easier when they raise the chicks for you.
     
  10. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Brinsea and or R-com would be best choices IMO. Buy the best you can afford the first time and worry/stress less later.
     

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