Top has a large clear plastic window for best viewing of the incubation and hatching process. Picture window is double plate plastic with air space insulation to help eliminate moisture buildup, which would obstruct viewing. Large viewing area is ideal for classroom work, science projects, advertising and promotional work, and for group observation of the hatching processes. The No. 1583 ia a circulated air model. Without a turner in place all Hova-Bators will hold any size egg, from 130 small Quail eggs, up to 50 large duck eggs. Dimensions: 18' x 18' x 9 1/2', 110 Volt AC,, 25 Watt All Hova-Bator incubators include a sanitary plastic liner (item No. 1765). Like all incubators, these models require a stable room temperature and should not be used in barns, sheds, etc.
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GQF Hova-Bator #1583 Picture Window Turbofan Egg Incubator
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Recent User Reviews
"Happy with my Purchase!"
Pros - Not as expensive, holds a good number of eggs.
Cons - Not a good thermometer, no hygrometer.
Love it! It isn't as expensive and is easy to use. I've done two hatches so far and am doing a third currently. But you MUST buy a thermometer/hygrometer for it! I has no hygrometer, which is a necessity, and the thermometer it comes with isn't precise enough to use. However That was easily taken care of. It is pretty big. I have 18 eggs in it currently, but It can hold more. I'd say about 30 if you aren't using an automatic turner. Holds temp pretty well. It heats up, then starts to cool, but starts heating again when it gets about a degree less. I am very happy with this and would recommend this to anyone who doesn't have $200 bucks to spend on an incubator. Just make sure you have a plan if the power goes out. The styrofoam doesn't hold heat well went the power is out.
Some hatch pics.
(And If you buy one and don't for some reason want it, you can send it to me! )
Pros - Temperature very steady, Holds temp and humidity very well, big viewing window, great price
Cons - Does not come with hygrometer
This is a great incubator, I purchased the turner with it and it is easy to control humidity and temperature. It does come with a nice little thermometer to put inside but no hygrometer. It only tells you about how much water you should put in, but for incubating you really need a hygrometer so you know when you need to lower it or rise the humidity. Other than that it is a nice incubator and I like it very much. Would recommend it if you buy a hygrometer along with it, then you can see if it is still a better deal. If you are contemplating between this incubator and another one, you probably want this one.
"One of the Best Foam Incuabtors Around"
Pros - Regulates temperature well, holds humidity, big viewing window, would make a great hatcher.
Cons - None
This is a great second option if you don't want to spend the extra $50 for the genesis 1588 or a Brinsea (but If you have the cash go for a Brinsea Eco or Genesis 1588 it's worth the money!)
I got it from a friend 3 years ago and I have successfully hatched 5+ batches out of this incubator (one was 100% hatch) and even though it is old now it still works great!
I would recommend this if you want to save some money, but still want a good reliable incubator.
It does require more montoring for tempature spikes and is not completely a set and forget. Clean up is fairly simple, just take out the wire and plastic tray, wash them off and let it dry and then you are ready for your next hatch.