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Postby Chickaletta » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:01 pm

I am looking at getting a incubator. Any advice?
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Re: incubators

Postby Marina » Sun Aug 28, 2016 11:36 am

Hi Chickaletta and welcome to PC :D

If you do a search on this forum for 'incubator' or 'Brinsea' or 'Rcom' you'll find a wealth of information.

In general - it's 'you get what you pay for'. I just hatched 12 out of 12 in a Brinsea from shipped eggs. Binsea is top of the line, Chookmanor sell them.

If you go for a cheap Chinese one from TradeMe don't use it for expensive shipped eggs - a hatch rate of 0% to 50% is normal for such a machine if the eggs have been shipped. If you want to hatch eggs from your own chickens and your chickens are on unlimited free range with good quality pellet feed you might have reasonable success with a cheap Chinese incubator. So in other words - it's difficult to give you advice without knowing what your situation is. That's probably the reason why noone else has replied yet. But have a look around on this forum - there'e plenty of info to be found :D
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