Which came first - the chicken or the egg? Neither. In fact, if you want to have both, you should invest in a chicken incubator. There are many benefits to owning your own entourage of hens: for one, theres no denying that farm fresh eggs taste different to the factory eggs you buy at your local supermarket. Another benefit is that you can sell your eggs to make a profit. Finally, you can also choose to raise the chickens for their meat (just dont get too attached to them!)
Before you buy your chicken incubator and other bird supplies, there are a few important things to take into consideration. The most important question you need to ask yourself is, "How much care am I willing to give my eggs?" In order for the eggs to successfully hatch, the chicken incubators need to operate at a consistent temperature and humidity. This means you will need to regulate your eggs. Fortunately, most incubators have a properly regulated temperature. And, depending on the species, the eggs also need to be turned at least twice a day.
There are many different models, and you should find one that suits your lifestyle. If you can tend to them all day, then a manual model will suit you. However, if you have other commitments, then an automatic egg model is the best option for you. Its a full-time gig, but the rewards will be worth it in the end when your baby birds hatch healthy.
There are many types of egg incubators on the market today. The one you buy depends on whether or not you are planning to incubate a dozen eggs or just one. If you are hatching eggs as a hobby, it will also affect your decision. When you have an idea of what you need, browse the large range of egg incubators, chicken coop bird cages, and bird food supplies online today at eBay.