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Hova Bator - Automatic Egg and Quail Turner - 1610

67% Positive Reviews
Rated #23 in Egg Incubators

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Pros: reliable turner

Cons: probably won't suit duck eggs

I like this little turner.  I bought it along with a still air Hovabator 1601N and have always had great success with both chicken and guinea eggs.  Every time we used it we ended up hatching over 90%.  I use this turner every time we set chicken eggs, and it probably gets used 4 or 5 times a year.  My only drawback is that I am currently setting some duck eggs, but because this turner holds the eggs up on their end (which is not advised for duck eggs) I won't be using it this time. 

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Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: They don't work well at all!

This is the worst incubator I ever had! I had perfectly fine eggs and 1 out of 18 hatched, in my experience these incubators give a 20-40% hatch rate. I have had 3 different types of incubators and this is the worst I am sorry to say, spend a bit more money for a better incubator is all I can say

Posted

Pros: No manual turning, "set it and forget it"

Cons: a few small parts to lose, a little bit of a hassle to chand trays

I have had good luck with it an I'm overall pleased with this product. I got it as a Christmas gift in 2001 and it is still running like new. There are a few small hitch pins that hold in the trays which are easy to lose. It is plastic but as long as it is handled gently it doesn't break. Assembly can be a pain as well as switching trays but that's not a constant job. I will also add that all of my sets have resulted in either an 80-90% hatch rate or 0% hatch rate in the cases where they were bad eggs. I wouldn't run my hovabator without it.

Hova Bator - Automatic Egg and Quail Turner - 1610
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FOR HOVA BATOR INCUBATORS ONLY. During incubation, eggs must be turned several times a day to prevent the yolk from setting to one side and to exercise the embryo. Turning the eggs by hand is the most demanding and time consuming part of egg incubation. Specifications: Turner hold a total of six egg racks. Each Universal Egg Rack holds 7 eggs, any size from a partridge egg up to duck eggs (total 42 eggs per turner). Each Quail Egg up to duck eggs (total 42 eggs per turner). Each Quail Egg Rack holds 20 quail eggs (total 120 eggs per turner), 15" x 15" x 3",110 Volt AC

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