One of the projects we’re going to undertake on our homestead this year is to start incubating our own eggs again. With the way chick prices have gone up over the years and with the increased variety in poultry breeds and egg color variations that have become available, it just makes sense. Shipping minimums on certain types of poultry make it really cost prohibitive to get “just a few turkeys” or a “goose or two.” Personally, I’m hoping that by diversifying the colors in my carton that it makes the kids a little more eager to go on that egg hunt our free-ranging flock. So I bought myself a dozen olive egger and chocolate hatching eggs and am looking forward to the new baby chicks this spring. (And ducklings. And Royal Palm Turkeys. And guinea fowl to help manage those pesky ticks.) And then I bought myself an incubator. (I know. Seems backwards, but thankfully, it showed up before the eggs.)
We’ve incubated eggs before but with mixed success. We used one of those styrofoam incubators that you can get for under $100 at the local farm store. We had a couple successful hatches and then temperature spikes happened time after time right in the last couple days. It was so disappointing! We had trouble with keeping the styrofoam clean between hatchings, the mess stained it, and it started to smell. That’s to say nothing of the time one of the little children stabbed holes it in with a pencil. Or the time that one of them bumped the temperature control while peeking in at a newly hatched duck and accidentally cooked the poor thing. If you’re planning to incubate your own eggs, I can’t recommend making the investment in a higher quality model enough.
But enough about me. Let’s talk about you. And how I knew that you wanted an incubator of your own too so that you can feed your poultry addiction too. So I bought an extra one and now I’m going to give it away. So when you’re done reading about the features, be sure to sign up for the chance to make this bad boy yours!
After researching all of the brands available for small scale, homestead incubation, I came to the conclusion that Rcom Incubators seem like the best. They have all the features I wanted like accommodating versatility in egg size, automatic controls, automatic turning, sanitary design and ability to be easily cleaned, an alarm, and a whopping 2 year warranty! (Which is double the warranty of it’s competitors.)
The Rcom PX-10P Features
- Integrated Candling Zone, thus external egg Candler is unnecessary
- Digital LCD display with egg auto-turning
- Include APS (Automatic Pumping System) for humidification
•Capacity: 10 chicken eggs
•Variable Egg Sizes can be incubated at the same time
•Pre-Programmed: Days of incubation, days when stop turning, temperature, and humidity. •Custom-Programmed: Custom program with your desired incubation variables.
•Automatic adjustments of temperature and humidity
•Automatic Pumping System for humidity
•Automatic Egg rotation with adjustable timing
•Variable air control lever
•Hygienic, Easy Cleaning
•Two Year Warranty
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