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Best reasonably priced incubator- don't wanna go thru this again!

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After this horrible hatch that I just had, I would like opinions on a reasonably priced incu that's somewhat idiot proof so I can put it on my wish list. After varying temps and humidity problems and most of my pipped chicks dying or just not hatching after reaching full term, I don't want to go thru that again. I did get 3 adorable d'uccle babies that appear the be healthy so far. I hope they don't drop dead too!

Anyway, any opinions would be great. I have a hovabator still air that I am using now- that's what I've had problems with.

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O Shamo, Ko Shamo, Asil, American Game, Bantam Malay, OEGB and serama.

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I have the Hova Bator Genesis 1588. I love mine! big_smile It is a circulated air, it is preset to 100 so you don't have to mess with the temp, it has an electronic thermostat (no wafer) and a picture window. I just completed a hatch and I got a 94% hatch rate. big_smile  I was using a still air hova bator before I got the Genesis. Here is the link to it on GQF's website, where I purchased it. Good luck on whatever you decide! smile


https://www.gqfmfg.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=77

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post #3 of 6

reasonably priced and reliable is contradictory.  doesn't Hova have a fan kit?  that might be your best bet price wise.  Stay away from the little 3 egg dome types as I have heard only bad reports.  If your temps and humidity are jumping around you may have the unit in a bad room.  pick a room that does not change temp a lot, away from drafty windows or cook stoves, etc.

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I had similar problems with my Hovabator1602.  I finally broke down and bought a Genesis Hovabator 1588.  It has been worth every penny.  I have had zero temp fluctuations.  It has held humidity just fine and I have had excellent hatches in it.  I totally recommending spending the money and going that route.  Of course, if you have just gobs of money to spend, those cabinet incubators are really cool.  big_smile

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Breeder of B/B/S ameraucanas, easter eggers, olive eggers and buff silkies
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For more chicken pictures than you can stand, check out my blog- www.farmeranne.blogspot.com
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Is $135 for a Genesis with shipping included (egg turner not included but I think I have one) a decent price for that model?

Owner/proprietor - Fowl Mood Farm - Quality Bantams and Gamefowl

O Shamo, Ko Shamo, Asil, American Game, Bantam Malay, OEGB and serama.

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Owner/proprietor - Fowl Mood Farm - Quality Bantams and Gamefowl

O Shamo, Ko Shamo, Asil, American Game, Bantam Malay, OEGB and serama.

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post #6 of 6

I paid about that for 2 Day air shipping on Ebay for the Genesis 1588 WITH a turner though so that's high and it's a great bator without doubt!  So reliable, no temps to fool with.  HIGHLY recommend!  I know DiscountPetCare on Ebay ships very quickly and I've never had any issues with them.  Happy hatching!

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