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Incubator
#1
Has anyone used one of these ?
eBay item number:
263071371534
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#2
Can you post a link ?
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#3
(11-02-2018, 12:38 PM)april Wrote: Can you post a link ?

I think this is what the ebay number links to
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#4
I've not seen that make before - I've got a Brinsea Automatic incubator which I have only used the once (and I was a complete newbie at that!) and had a good hatch rate with only one failing to hatch. I do realise it depends on the egg too. What size were you thinking of getting eggy?
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#5
They seem to have the 48 eggs available, others being out of stock apart from the 7 egg. I'm only thinking on doing a dozen eggs.
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#6
Eggy, this is very, very cheap for a fully automatic incubator - the equivalent in a well known make such as R-Com or Brinsea would be getting on for £300. I would want to read reviews on hatch rates before purchasing. Also, incubators are much more efficient when they are full so if you only want to hatch 12 at a time (bearing in mind some of those eggs may not be fertile or may fail to hatch), I would only buy an incubator that holds that many eggs. Going for an incubator that hold 20 + eggs and filling it up is probably a bit more realistic and you're more likely to get the 12 chicks your planning.
I never make the same mistake twice. I do it at least five or six times, just to make sure !

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#7
I can't speak for these incubators, but I understand there were problems in recent years with electrical safety of cheap chinese import incubators.
Personally I would stick with known brands with UK dealers, even if buying second hand.
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(12-02-2018, 10:07 AM)april Wrote: ....this is very, very cheap for a fully automatic incubator ......  I would want to read reviews on hatch rates ......

The review on this will follow after the anticipated hatch date of March 21 onwards. I'm just deciding on breed of large chicken.
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#9
What kind of breed are you looking for eggy - good layers, pretty birds - or both!! I have mostly Welsummers, with three Plymouth Rocks. I did think about cross breeding them to get auto-sexing chicks, but I haven't got that far....yet!!
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#10
I've a thing about Sussex, Light and Buff. They add a bit of color to the garden and are reasonable egg layers.
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(15-02-2018, 08:58 PM)scotsfran Wrote: What kind of breed are you looking for eggy - good layers, pretty birds - or both!! I have mostly Welsummers, with three Plymouth Rocks. I did think about cross breeding them to get auto-sexing chicks, but I haven't got that far....yet!!

do it do it do it ... we could do with a new strain Cool it will only take you 5 years ish and Squizzer can tell you all about it as she made Cobars


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(18-02-2018, 10:44 PM)eggy Wrote: I've a thing about Sussex, Light and Buff. They add a bit of color to the garden and are reasonable egg layers.

where abouts are you eggy? if you only want a few for eggs I would buy some as sods law says if you set 12 and hatch 12 9 will be cockerels !
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#12
Just ordered 12 Buff Leghorn eggs.
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#13
Good luck for a sucessful hatch!!
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#14
do we still have tickers for incubations?
ntg


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(04-03-2018, 12:57 PM)Nick the Grief Wrote: do we still have tickers for incubations?

No fraid not. I think i did the last lot and not many used a ticker so i gave up.
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