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Hi does anyone know how or where to buy a chicken incubater and fertilized ages so i can hatch them

-- Miriam B. (, February 26, 2001


Your local farm store .Ct , farm and fleet are some of the names .Eggs I would try to find someone local who has chickens and get some from them.

-- Patty {NY State} (, February 26, 2001.

Miriam, try for eggs and incubaters, or e-bay has incubaters.

-- Linda (, February 26, 2001.

Miriam, are you perhaps a younger person?Perhaps you are only interested in hatching out a few eggs for a school project or perhaps for pets?If so you can make your own incubator suitable for a few eggs from a cardboard box and a light bulb.You will need an accurate thermometer.The instructions for how to build one should be available elsewhere on the internet.I know when I was a boy the World Book Encyclopedia had instructions on how to build your own incubator.The library may have some older copies in the reference is a good source of eggs in small batches.If you are looking for larger quantities look in the phone book for hatcheries don't expect to find too many exotic breeds as most just produce leghorns for egg production.A mail order company that I can think of that does have a big selection of unusual chicken eggs is Murry McMurrey Hatcheries.They should be on the net.As mentioned above central tractor supply has incubators as well Tractor supply company stores.They run about Thirty dollars.Good luck

-- greg (, February 27, 2001.

I believe commercial fertile eggs are about the same price as chicks, so unless you want the hatching experience, it would probably be better to buy day old chicks. We just bought a small (42 egg) styrofoam incubator on sale from a local farm supply for $30. You can get them mail order from NASCO (800) 558-9595 for $33.

-- David C (, February 27, 2001.

Correction - we only paid $25 for the incubator ($30 was the regular price). It's a Hova Bator model 1602N.

-- David C (, February 27, 2001.

You might check with your extension office. They should have 4-H booklets on building an incubator and hatching chicks. The poultry leader could put you in touch with someone with fertile eggs for sale.

-- Barbara Fischer (, February 27, 2001.

Murray McMurray hatchery.... they might have what you are looking for, and they have great prices... also have a weekly newsletter.

They have a web-site as well as the paper catalog, I just don't have the addy saved....

-- Sue Diederich (, March 01, 2001.

Sue thanks for the spelling correction.It didn't look quite right.

-- greg (, March 01, 2001.

Here is the link to Murray McMurray Hatchery. They have a huge variety of chickens and feathered critters. There are four pages of incubators listed I see. The lowest price is 16.95 for a mini dome incubator that will only hold 3 chicken eggs. The lowest price practical one listed will run about 60 dollars on up. Unless you have a specific breed in mind I think their prices are quite high. You can get chicks at any local feed store or co-op. They do sell eggs but the prices are outrageous!.....$34.00 for 10 eggs on up. Wow, we can all get rich selling fertile chicken eggs...:) I was recently at our local Albertsons grocery store and they were selling organic brown chicken eggs for 2.39 for 6 in a nice plastic tray. I asked the checker if they sell many at 4.78 a doz. and she said "oh yes they are a big seller" Hmmmm, we have so many drive thru latte stands around here, maybe it's time for a egg stand!......LOL

-- Kent in WA (, March 03, 2001.

I dont no

-- john ditzler (, April 18, 2001.

David, I just ordered that very same incubator from the manufacturer, and paid $37 plus shipping. So you got a good bargain! I have another one, same model. I love it. Have always had good luck with it. I hope you have good luck with yours. My first one is full of duck and goose eggs right now. Winona

-- Winona in MO (, April 18, 2001.

== you can make your own incubator suitable for a few eggs from a cardboard box and a light bulb.You will need an accurate thermometer. ==

Hey Greg, what do you use for humidity?

Most feed stores and a some of the hatcheries sell incubators. Or stores like Tractor Supply, if you're near one. I've got a few websites that show how to make a home made 'bator, if you're so inclined.

Quite a few of the hatcheries and many breeders sell eggs.

Personally, I prefer to let the hens do the work! :^)

-- ~Rogo (, April 19, 2001.

where can i get an incubater for an ostrich?

-- kelly redmond (, April 27, 2001.

LOOKING FOR ANTIQUE EGG INCUBATOR,, WOOD TYPE WITH GLASS TOP AND BRASS BURNER that holds 100 eggs or less or a site that I can go to thank you have a great day

-- Jenn M (, September 13, 2001.

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