Who Needs An Egg Incubator?
There are many reasons why people decide that they need an incubator. Most of them stem from just enjoying watching life develop and grow, and that spark has either turned into a profession or hobby. Many are getting started incubating for the very first time, and aren't sure if they need an incubator. Here are the most popular reasons why people decide to get their own incubator:
- Hobby Breeders who want more control over their hatches
- Professional Breeders looking to increase their production capacity
- Teachers who want to teach their students about life cycles
- Students who want to do a science fair/4-H project about incubation
- Breeders working with rare eggs that require specific incubation requirements
- Families that want to share the hatching experience
What is Egg Incubation?
Egg incubation is the process of maintaining an ideal environment for the hatching of eggs. There are many species of animals that require incubation for hatching, and different specifications for each of these types. Bird egg incubation, such as chicken, quail, duck, turkey, pheasant, etc., require egg turning throughout the incubation period. These typically require higher temperatures and moderate humidity. Reptile eggs, on the other hand, do not require turning during incubation, and typically require a more moderate temperature and higher humidity.
Which Incubator is Right for Me?
Selecting the right incubator will depend on what your intended use for the incubator is. Many incubators are general use and can be used for most types of eggs. The ReptiPro 6000 is great for all eggs because it allows you to hold them at any temperature, as it both heats and cools. If you plan to incubate large numbers of eggs, then we recommend a cabinet model. For smaller incubation needs, check out our selection of tabletop incubators.
As always, if you need any help selecting the right incubator for you, contact us at (844) 900-0872 for personal assistance.