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What's a good incubator that I can get

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I'm new to this incubating stuff. I just lost 9 eggs in my current incubator so I'm looking to get another one.
I'm doing this for a hobby and to help grow my chickens. I don't need anything too complicated or fancy but I want it to be accurate.
I didn't have a egg turner in my current one so I want that. Plus I want a good thermostat for both humidity and temp. I don't think my current one was accurate with either of these temps.
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I'm new to this incubating stuff. I just lost 9 eggs in my current incubator so I'm looking to get another one.
I'm doing this for a hobby and to help grow my chickens. I don't need anything too complicated or fancy but I want it to be accurate.
I didn't have a egg turner in my current one so I want that. Plus I want a good thermostat for both humidity and temp. I don't think my current one was accurate with either of these temps.

I'd consider the Hovabator 1588 unless you can afford the more pricey Brinseas.  As for thermometer/hygrometers, you can always check the ones you have by using the salt test for hygrometer and the ice test on a glass or medical thermometer. Many people highly recommend the Brinsea spot check as well. 

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

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I have both the Brinsea 20 advanced and 2 Hovas 1588.  I like them both but for different reasons.  If you are looking for a good base model, get the Hovabator 1588 with egg turner.  I like the Brinsea because it is more accurate that the Hovabators.  I put a thermo/hygrometer in the Hovas while they are running.  Just make sure you calibrate the thermo/hygrometers first.  Good luck on your future hatches and

 

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Edited by sonjab314 - 2/29/16 at 6:49pm
Crazy zoo lady.  Cats, dogs, parrots, lizards, chickens and geese lol
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Crazy zoo lady.  Cats, dogs, parrots, lizards, chickens and geese lol
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Thank you both for the info! I appreciate it!!
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Thank you both for the info! I appreciate it!!

You're welcome.

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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