Would like to borrow an incubator for son's kindergarten class near Akron, Ohio.

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  1. MyFrancesca

    MyFrancesca Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all! I hope this is posted in the best place.
    We are getting our first chickens early Spring and have decided we want to hatch them ourselves so our son's kindergarten class can participate in watching it happen. We planned to borrow a coworker's incubator from his parents but he apparently had a falling out with them and now cannot get the incubator for us. :( I am hoping there is someone within an hour of Akron, Ohio that would allow us to borrow their incubator for our son's class. I would be more than willing to put a deposit down so you know you're getting it back or sign a contract. We don't want to buy our own since we only plan to keep 3-5 chickens for our personal supply.
    If you have any other ideas, I am open to that as well!

    Thanks in advance,

    Emily
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    Try finding your State thread in the “Where am I? Where are you!” section of this forum. There is probably someone in your area that will help you out.

    Contact your county extension agent, in the phone book under county government. Some agents are better than others but if yours is any good I’d be surprised if they could not really help you out.
     
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  3. MyFrancesca

    MyFrancesca Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I've never heard of that before so I will definitely try to find them! :)
     
  4. icnu

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    Emily-- I am also in Akron...my grandparents used to raise ducks, and I believe their incubator is tucked away in their garage somewhere...I can't tell you if it works- it's old and hasn't been used in a long time. But I can ask to borrow it, if you are still looking for an incubator.
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello both of you, I'm in West Salem.
     
  6. MyFrancesca

    MyFrancesca Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello Akron Chicken lovers! :)

    I may have found one to borrow...the lady told me the turner didn't work for her duck eggs but it might work for our chicken eggs...which makes me a little nervous since I'd really like the kids to see them hatching! I might end up buying the Brinsea Mini Advanced...that way I know it works and I don't have to worry then I can loan it out to other people who want to do the same thing. :)

    Emily
     
  7. icnu

    icnu Out Of The Brooder

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    Where are you getting your eggs from?
     
  8. MyFrancesca

    MyFrancesca Out Of The Brooder

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    My coworker's wife raises chickens and she offered me a dozen or less for $2. They're Americaunas, Barred Rock, Easter Eggers and....I forget the other one. I really wanted Wyandottes or Orpingtons. Do you have some for sale?
     
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    MyFrancesca Out Of The Brooder

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    I already bought the mini for $129 plus shipping from Amazon. It also has a self turner...and is perfect size for their small classroom and since we are only raising 3-5 of our own chickens, this is perfect. Thanks though!
     

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