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Hova Bator - Circulated Air Genesis Egg Incubator W/ Electronic Therm - 1588 Reviews

SarniaTricia

great little incubator

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Pros: easy to use, easy to clean, great for a beginner

Cons: wish the manufacturer would make the electronics removable for cleaning.

Great Little Incubator My first time hatching was a breeze. It got me hooked to hatching. It was so easy to use. I do recommend reading the directions, so you know were to put the water. Essentially, you plug it in, add water and put the fertilized eggs in! Cost for me was good as well.. You don't want to invest hundreds in an incubator only to find out you don't like it. (yeh, right!)   Clean-up is a breeze... all the bottom pieces go in the tub.... warm soapy water and a touch of bleach. I use a big scrub brush and scrub everything.  The lid gets whipped with a cloth from the tub.   I do not think a turner is necessary for this unit because as a ...
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CynazarGoldens

Fun For Everyone, Plus Functionality!

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We ordered our first incubator, the Hova Bator in mid-March, along with 50 day old chicks of assorted breeds. I spent a week or so caring for my chicks before I had to leave for a two week vacation. As everyone knows, 50 chicks are a lot to handle, especially when you're not really set up for it! I was hoping that my family would keep up with the cleaning while I was gone.   Well, little did I know, but my dad had ran out of room in the refrigerator for all the eggs that our older hens were laying. He also was curious to find out if the brand new incubator would work properly. When I got back, I noticed that the incubator was FULL OF EGGS, and it was ON.  ...
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fairwindminishetland

Idiot Proof, can't go wrong.

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Pros: Inexpensive, don't have to regulate, has backup power plug for car, just plug in and incubate

Cons: none that I know of, would like one a bit larger...

I can't believe how easy this incubator is to use. Plug and go! I don't have to monitor it in any way. I use the turner and add water in lockdown. The hatching rate depends on eggs quality. I've had up to 90 percent plus on hatching....I'd like a couple of more of them.
Black Cochin Bantams

Best foam incubator

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Pros: Plug it in and be ready foreggs in 3 hrs.

Cons: Tracking and adjusting humidity

I own 2 of these little table top incubators. Easy to use. I recommend getting the turner. No better hatch rates than my other incubators but I don't have to worry or fuss over the Genesis. I can be gone for a week and know that I will come home to properly cared for eggs.
Tikkajazz94

HovaBator Genisis

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I got one, I hatched coturnix quail in it, I've hatched Chickens in it, and I've leant it out to a friend, where he hatched Turkeys in it. I love it, One of my best incubator yet.....
MMB53

Hova-Bater

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Pros: Takes the worry out of temp spikes

Cons: still have to watch temp with thermometers

I have 2 of these, I think they dry the pipped eggs to much even with 70% humidity. Wish I could turn off fan during hatching.  Still recommend.
JohnnyxRex

Best Incubator Ever Used

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Pros: Good Heat, Easy-to-Use, Great Hatch Rates, Plug-and-Go, Turns Eggs For You (with turner), Comes With Racks for Many Egg Sizes

Cons: Styrofoam, No Temp. Adjustment

We love this incubator. My family and I have hatched quail, ducks, and chickens in this thing. (all with the appropriate sized racks, as it comes with several) When it first arrived, my first impression was....styrofoam? Really? But as it turns out, its actually pretty tough. We got the egg turner with it. The success rate with thing thing has been really good, except for the ducks. Only 3 of 16 hatched because one day we put to much water in it and the water was touching the eggs. 14 were growing when we candled them. There were only 3 water didn't touch and they hatched. So make sure you don't put in to much water in this thing.   One thing i've noticed is the...
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ChickenLeg

Good incubator

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Pros: Humidity control, temp control, 41eggs with turner

Cons: Styrofoam

Good quality, reliable, easy to use. Holds up to 41 eggs with turner (45 dollars more) or 50 eggs if u choose to hand turn. Only downside is the styrofoam.. Good to hold in heat but easier to destroy than other materials and harder to clean than plastic .. I like to add I purchased the hovabator 1588 advanced 2012 version (which has humidity control digital on top, previous models did not)
rirbrahma

Easy as pie

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Pros: Easy to use!!

Great! Easy to use! I recommend you get the egg turners as well!
alohachickens

So easy to use!

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Pros: Plug it in an add water. EASY!

Cons: Wish it was bigger or cheap enough for me to own several.

If you can water a plant, you can hatch chicks with this incubator!  I love mine and it was worth every penny.   If you are on the fence about two incubators, and it's a choice between this one or another one maybe $40 or $50 cheaper, just get this one and you won't regret it.  The lack of stress and worry is priceless.  No running back and forth to dial in the temp "just right".  This sets it for you.     I love just plugging it in with the auto egg turner and all I have to check is the humidity.  I can leave it with family members to egg-sit if I go out of town and know it's no problem.  Works great, add water as needed and wait for...
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