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I would like a bigger incubator. Suggestions?

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I currently have a 40 egg little giant incubator. It works fine but I am getting requests for more than 3 dozen ducklings at a time.
Any suggestions for something bigger but not industrial sized? I'm not looking to hatch thousands. Maybe just 100 or so.
Thanks!
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Originally Posted by Sfraker View Post

I currently have a 40 egg little giant incubator. It works fine but I am getting requests for more than 3 dozen ducklings at a time.
Any suggestions for something bigger but not industrial sized? I'm not looking to hatch thousands. Maybe just 100 or so.
Thanks!

If you are looking to spend no more than $100, I'd say get another cheaper styrobator and run the two, because unless you can find something cheap on craigslist, you can't even get a decent styro bator for $100 or under. :(  I think  the next step up is the cabinet incubators and they are $600 and up. RCOM has a 50 max, but that's as much as the cabinet incubators.

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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 would build your own. Ive been looking at building me one im thinking about using one from an old kitchen cabinet. depending on size could do up to a 150-200 max. There some on BYC or Pinterest to help


Edited by dennislambert79 - 3/6/16 at 5:53pm
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I would build your own. Ive been looking at building me one im thinking about using one from an old kitchen cabinet. depending on size could do up to a 150-200 max. There some on BYC or Pinterest to help

Good point! DIY is always an option and there's a lot of good plans and threads here on BYC and many who would be willing to give advice.

 

I forget about the do it yourself cause I am not that talented with electricity...lol


Edited by AmyLynn2374 - 3/6/16 at 6:02pm

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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We went with the Dickey cabinet incubator..I know the sportsmen are good incubators but I like the heavier build of the dickey, it holds temps rock steady even if the room temp drops drastically..It also comes with the metal hatching tray with lid were as the sportsman comes with the plastic one..Just my preference.

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