I have an LG styrofoam incubator, the old kind with no turner, no fan, no thermostat, etc. Just a foam box with two plastic windows and a black temp knob that you dare not bump. I've had hit-and-miss hatches in it. I just hatched the first clutch of the year and my turn out was only 50%. I've had 100% in the past in this thing, but the problem is if my house goes up 4 degrees, so does the bator. No good, even when kept in a dark, quiet closet wrapped in towels, checking on it frantically every 2 hours! I've tried it all!
So I've for $100~ to spend on a second bator. I did some searches last fall (hatching off-season) and found some forced air LG's with turners and thermostats for around $40 on ebay. No such deals this spring, alas!
So most of what I'm seeing out there looks like crap, and I've never seen these bators before. Big hunks of brightly colored plastic. Which high-capacity bators do folks have the most success with at the $50-$100~ range? I don't want less than a 40 egg bator, I've already got 60 eggs waiting in the cupboard xD
EDIT, for relevance of feedback:
I'm looking for 40+ egg capacity, auto turner, and themoSTAT. If they make one that does all that! Forced air is a bonus. I love hatching all spring but have to hire someone to come turn eggs if I want to go camping for a day or two!
Edited by Jrose - 2/25/16 at 11:57am