Pros: Small clutches possible, cheap, easy to use, chicks highly visible, can be used as an ICU for sick chicks
Cons: Small if you want larger clutches, more intensive attention needed to work well, can be tipped over easily, lower hatch rate vs. more expensive units
I own two of these little "dinky 'bators." We purchased them years ago when the kids were wanting to incubate some chicks for a 4H unit.
The beauty of them is that they are inexpensive, small, easy to use, and accommodate very small hatches...no more than 3 regular chicken eggs fit in one incubator. So if you are not needing to set 24 to 48 eggs, you can do a small clutch. We... (read more)