Fleming Outdoors is offer a full line of Cabinet Egg Incubators, Hatchers and Accessories. These egg incubators are a great alternative to the smaller Little Giant and Hova Bator Incubators. All Cabinet Egg Incubators are manufactured by GQF. If you have any questions please feel free to call us.
Pros - Easy to use, easy to clean, very reliable! true set and forget
Cons - Control box is all the way on the rear of one side.... makes it more difficult to reach
I have 3 of these units. The oldest has been pumping out chicks for me for 3 years now. They are excellent. The settings are intuitive. The operation is simple yet effective. I have never had an issue. I did have to adjust the calibration of my oldest unit initially by .3 degrees but that's minor. I called GQF, left a VM and they called me back with instructions within 2 hrs. I would recommend this unit to anyone.
I also have Dickies and Brinsea. I have no complaints on either, but the GQF is my go-to!
Pros - Egg capacity, auto turning, consistent temps, easy to work on, easy to find used, easy to clean
Cons - Makes hatching TOO easy!
My first incubator is an old (like 20 years old) GQF 1266. I believe it was meant for emu eggs when that was all the rage. I picked it up on craigslist very reasonably, added a custom 1/2 inch thick acrylic door, and off I ran...I have yet to get anywhere near capacity. The turner and fan work great. I haven't had to repair anything although I did replace the wafer just for good measure. I soon found out that hatching every three weeks was not going to work for me as I have several breeds with just a pair or trio or quad. Trying to hatch every week in just this unit was not a good plan due to high hatch humidity requirements. I purchased a used GQF hatcher so now I set eggs every week and switch them to the hatcher at lockdown. Both machines are workhorses and just keep on track with temp and humidity. Once I got them "dialed in" there is very little I need to do at all. I have replaced the heat element on the hatcher and also the electronic thermostat, both easy to do with simple household tools. I prefer simpler things, and these two used units meet my needs perfectly. They were not expensive, replacement parts are available and also not expensive. I would not want one of the high-priced fully digital machines for these reasons.