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#42144 - 07/20/05 09:58 AM Still air or fan?
Sandy Ki Offline
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Registered: 07/16/05
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Loc: Minnesota
I've been looking at incubators. The major question I have is, what is the benefit of still air, or the benefit of fan circulated air? Logic says a fan would be better, but then why so many still air incubators around?

Any other suggestions to help me in my decision would be appreciated!

Thanks,
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#42145 - 07/20/05 11:44 AM Re: Still air or fan?
CJR Online   content
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Registered: 07/16/02
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Still air incubators are cheaper--they sell. The fan will keep the temp the same throughout the incubator, whereas the still air will have variation in temp from top to bottom and even sides. This can have an effect on rate of hatch, but obviously people do well enough with both kinds. Automatic turners are also your choice--either it is done for you with greater initial cost of incubator, or you do it yourself--for 17-18 days. You get to decide! Good Luck, CJR

PS For hatching, I would rather have 10 nice broody hens, than 100 eggs in an incubator. But to each his own!

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#42146 - 07/20/05 12:05 PM Re: Still air or fan?
Sandy Ki Offline
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Registered: 07/16/05
Posts: 58
Loc: Minnesota
Thanks CRJ! Unfortunately for me... one of my only two brooders likes to eat her young!

I too would rather just have the hens do their job! LOL

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