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-- KELLY (MILKGOATS12@AOL.COM), February 05, 2001


We have purchased a lot of our poultry supplies from Smith Poultry & Gamebird Supply and have been very happy with their products and service. They have both table top and large incubators at reasonable rates.

-- Trisha-MN (, February 05, 2001.

Bought one from the local coop for 26.00. It is a styrofoam thingy that has hatched hundreds of eggs for me! Even turkey and geese! Those little baby ducks have to be the cutest!!!! You can build one out of a styrofoam ice chest with a light bulb for heat and a thermostat somehow. I have seen plans for one, but the other was really cheap, even for miserly me! Hope you have Great Luck Kelly ! Warning....incubators can be habit forming!

-- Nan (, February 05, 2001.

Tractor Supply and your feed mill should have them soon. They are usually cheaper there than online.

-- Cindy in Ky (, February 05, 2001.

I got mine from Lehmans for Christmas. It was much cheeper than going to the poultry supply places that I have access to. Check around. annette

-- annette (, February 06, 2001.

My husband just bought an incubator - I wanted to post here and ask about any tips or advice using it. I have no idea what kind it is or how it works but any general advice about using one??

-- kelly (, February 07, 2001.

What does your incubator look like? What are you hoping to hatch? I'd be happy to give you some help if you'd like.

-- Trisha-MN (, February 07, 2001.

Check back issues of Countryside. Therein you will find plans for a simple incubator which I have used for years for years to hatch everything from quail to turkeys and geese.

-- Larry L. McWilliams (, February 11, 2001.

I was lucky in that my sister-in-law recently gave me one of those styrofoam incubators. It had a price tag of $39 still on it. I fired it up for the first time last week. I am trying to hatch eggs from my Aracuanas. Anyway, I had a tough time understanding how to assemble the thing. If you ask me there must be a better design. I finally figured it out after turning the pictures every which way and trying every screw in every hole. But then I am not good with mechanical things or directions. Then I had a terrible time getting it set at the prescribed 100 degrees. It took me the whole evening. Finally the next morning I added my eggs. So far so good tho. Everytime I look at it it is holding the temp at the 100. I am sure the next time will be easier. Probably wouldn't be a problem for most people. Wish me luck. 14 more days ! I always used the hens to hatch before but it's nice not to have to wait for a setter !

-- cindy palmer (, February 11, 2001.

oh, forgot to mention. the size is good. Fits on a TV tray and will hold 60 chicken eggs, 40 turkey or duck eggs. This brand is called Little Giant. I have seen incubators being sold on Ebay, several different kinds with varied prices.

-- cindy palmer (, February 11, 2001.

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