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Incubators...........

 
Randy Gibson
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We have one of those small square styrofoam (20-30 eggs) Little Giant incubators, and it burns up the turner motors on a regular basis.
We need to incubate eggs, and need one that will last. We do goose eggs, guinea and chicken eggs as well. We do not fill it up,
so I do not think we are overloading it.

Thanks fior the help. I am not opposed to buying used as long as it works and will last.
 
Kelly Smith
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Location: In a rain shadow - Fremont County, Southern CO
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im interested in this also.

we plan to get an incubator and start hatching our own chicks (chicken/turkey) with the hopes of moving to broody hens in the future.
we are looking to do about the same amount of eggs ~25ish.

i understand you need something that can control heat and humidity, and a fan to circulate air so everything is even.


the prices seem to range wildly from DIY-ish to commercial products are available.
anyone with first hand experience, please post up what you have and how it works. pics and/or links to the product youre referring to always help
 
Tracy Kuykendall
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Go to backyardchickens.com, search incubators, you can find out everything you never wanted (and some you do) know. I use larger more expensive incubators and it's been long enough since I've looked I don't remember who makes the ones I do have.
 
Randy Gibson
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Thanks Tracy, I grew up with Kent Kuykendall in Harlingen, Tx, any relation?
 
Tracy Kuykendall
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Not that I know of, my grandfather moved from south/south central Texas as a young boy (early 1900's) and didn't have any communication with extended family.
 
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