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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HeatherTheMommy, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have only ever bought chicks and have no idea how to hatch my own. Where do you even begin?? I have 11 hens now and 6 baby chicks and im sure at least 1 will be a rooster.
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    http://hatching411.weebly.com/

    Are you looking at incubating yourself or waiting for a broody?
     
  3. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Incubate myself probably even tho my silkie and my australorp are always broody :/
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Have you looked at incubators yet? DON'T buy the Little Giant 9300.
     
  5. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is a good incubator? ?
     
  6. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on your price range.

    How many eggs you want to hatch.

    Hovabator genesis 1588 with turner about 200. 41 eggs


    Brinsea 20 eco. About 190. 20 egg.
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I agree. Depends on your price range. If you can afford the Brinsea, they are highly recommended bators. Pricey for the lower capacity. I'd recommend the hovabator 1588 or 1583 They both have the picture window , but the 1588 is digital control and the 1583 is not. The 1588 runs about $150 w/o turner, the 1583 is about $105. I have the turner, but I prefer to hand turn. If you want the turner you can figure about another $50. Hovabator has some older models that are cheaper as well that have good reviews.
     
  8. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need a dummy proof incubator lol
     
  9. AmyLynn2374

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    Brinsea is the closest thing to "fool proof" lol at least that's what teh Brinsea users tell me...lol
     
  10. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2.

    Mine is. I have the 20 adv. But don't use most of the features.
     
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