A new 48 eggs incubator

At last I got the my incubator!

48 eggs incubator

48 eggs incubator

The idea behind it is simple. A hen can hatch maximum 5 – 9 chicks, but she can raise 12  – 20. So instead of running and searching for chicks for adoption I can start an incubator in parallel with the broody hen. The chicks for adoption will be ready right in time!

 

Incubator is on!

Incubator is on!

I couldn’t hold myself and started the incubator with what eggs I have now. Some of those eggs are 2 weeks old. They also were exposed to cold for some time ( but never freeze). So the chances are miserable. But I know for sure both mother and father of those eggs and there is always a hope!

 

  1 comment for “A new 48 eggs incubator

  1. Edward
    February 14, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    The first attempt was unsuccessful… No chicks hatched from my first 5 eggs. It looks like the temperature was set too low. I increase the temperature and added some rags on top to reduce the heat loss. And started the incubator again with new eggs.

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