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What kind of hatch rates do you all get from your Sportsman 1502?

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I love my Genesis 1588.  Excellent and dependable hatch rates, very little hands-on, etc.

However, it would be really expensive for me to buy another 4 or 5 Genesis 'bators.  It would be cheaper to get a Sportsman 1502.  What kind of hatch rates can I expect from this 'bator?  I'm kinda concerned about the humidity, because you have some eggs hatching when others are real early in the incubation process (and supposed to have lower humidity).  But maybe this is not much of an issue, I don't know.  Also, how hands-on is this incubator?  And how easy to clean?  And any other tips/info you may have would be very appreciated.  Thank you! smile

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Mine just came today after a three week wait, I'll let you know how it does on silkie eggs.  I have only heard good from those using it.  I bought mine at SureHatch

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I'm eager to know too...I was thinking a Dickey because it's cheaper but would love to see what people think of the Sportsman before making a decision.

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I love my Genesis 1588.  Excellent and dependable hatch rates, very little hands-on, etc.

However, it would be really expensive for me to buy another 4 or 5 Genesis 'bators.  It would be cheaper to get a Sportsman 1502.  What kind of hatch rates can I expect from this 'bator?  I'm kinda concerned about the humidity, because you have some eggs hatching when others are real early in the incubation process (and supposed to have lower humidity).  But maybe this is not much of an issue, I don't know.  Also, how hands-on is this incubator?  And how easy to clean?  And any other tips/info you may have would be very appreciated.  Thank you! smile

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Thanks for the replies! smile

I have been considering the Dickey too.  I'm open to any info on this 'bator as well.  This quote from his website has stuck in my mind... 

When you own a Dickey Incubator, if an egg doesn't hatch, it wasn't going to!


The 1502 just seems to me to be more high-tech and less hands-on.  But maybe I'm wrong?

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