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Having dipped my toes in the quail waters (thanks, Andy) - I am considering going a bit further and getting an incubator to hatch a few replacements for my old girls. Does anyone have any hints about the best small incubator to get, and where to get one?
I'm not planning to get into major production any time soon, and am yet to slaughter any birds - probably won't do away with any of the four I've got, as they all have names.... It has been pointed out to me that perhaps it would be better just to buy a few adult birds. Any tips, anyone?

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Comment by Barbara Tealby on November 11, 2020 at 17:53
Thanks, Doug. I probably won't have an incubator by then, though. I'm still dithering!! With the different ones available on ebay, it looks like a bit of a lottery whether you get a good one or not.
Comment by Doug Hanning on November 11, 2020 at 17:14

I have 100 dollar ebay one and its pretty average if I set 150 eggs I end up with just over 100 hatching. I checked all the eggs last tim only 10 were infertile.  The cheap incubators are not consistant temp throughout whole incubator, cooler round the sides. I  am setting more next week and I can keep a couple for you if you would like.

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