The Egg Incubator Guide: My Tips and Advice


Artificial egg incubators as the name suggests are machines that increase the probability of a successful birth rate from eggs which may include all of types of birds such as chickens, turkeys, ducks and quails. With the increasing world population, there is tremendous pressure on the poultry to satisfy the demand for more eggs. Incubators in any field are generally used to increase the chances of success they are used all over the world.

An Incubator is an enclosure which has controlled temperature, humidity and ventilation thus creates and maintains the exact conditions required for the hatching of an egg. Apart from maintaining the temperature and humidity the incubators also protect against any external damage to the shell of an egg. The eggs in the incubator are rearranged time to time depending upon the development of the chick inside the egg shell. An incubator should be running for minimum of 24 hours before the eggs are put in it and most should be maintained at a temperature of around 38 degree Celsius and relative humidity of around 60%. This humidity is usually increased to around 75% in the last three days. This is required so that the egg shells can be softened for the chick to come out. Ideal incubation period is around 21 days but this may vary depending on the bird. To prevent any physical defects inside the hatched eggs, the eggs in the incubator should be turned around for at least 6 times per week in the early stages of incubation. This task can be done manually or automatically. But it is important that this activity should not be done at all in the last days of incubators.

While using the artificial egg incubators certain precautions should be taken. These include ensuring that the temperature and humidity are constantly maintained and there is no direct exposure to eggs from the sun. A constant power back up for the incubator is necessary and it is to be ensured that eggs do not suffer any physical damage in the incubator.

Egg incubators can be categorised by two types, the natural incubators (hen) and the artificial incubators. Artificial incubators can be automatic or manual. For the manual varisation, the eggs have to be turned on our own while in automatic ones it is done by the machine itself. Their size varies with some capable of incubating around thousand while some managing only under hundred. Their cost also varies depends upon their size and the material with which the incubator is made. egg incubators with latest features such as LCD displays are also available which are usually more expensive.

Due to this, the buyer has to keep into account the budget and requirements before choosing which incubator to buy. The buyer should also consider if all the right resources to keep the incubator running are available.

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