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GQF Still Air Hovabator

Average User Rating:
2.75/5,

Recent User Reviews

  1. birdmandan
    3/5,
    "Ok i guess"
    Pros - Gets the job done. Had 80% hatches. Thick polystyrene walls are better than plastic walls.
    Cons - Expensive for a rather crummy device. Thermostat unreliable. Takes a long time to manually tweek the temperature and make minor adjustments.
    Machine has uneven air pockets. I was able to convert it into a fan forces by splicing a phone charger with a computer fan.
  2. allmychickens
    1/5,
    "VERY DIFFICULT"
    Pros - ... NOT MANY... BIG WINDOW AND EASY TO STORE
    Cons - DIFFICULT, UNCLEAR
    I bought this in hopes of hatching some chicks... so far no good. I think the thermostat isnt accurate because I either get chicks dying early in incubation or fried yolks!! It is very hard to control and out of 3 tries 0 sucess for me :( I would advise against it
    Overall:
    1.5
    Purchase Price:
    50.00
    Purchase Date:
    2011-09-29
  3. weimarmama
    3/5,
    "Still working great"
    Pros - Easy to use and set up, affordable
    Cons - Still air
    I received my first incubator in 2003 (I think) as a gift from my grandfather and it was a Hovabator still air. It's several years old, has hatched out many chicks and ducklings, but it still works just as well as it did the day I first set it up. But I mainly use it for lockdown now since getting a Hovabator 1588.
    Overall:
    3
    Purchase Date:
    1970-01-01

User Comments

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  1. Chickies-duckies-etc
    I also suggest contacting GQF directly, or where ever you bought the incubator. I have used the Hover-Bator and have had good results overall. I have hatched many chicks, ducklings, and goslings in one. When I did have a problem. I called GQF and they were friendly, and took care of the problem very fast.
    There are "do's and don't" with the stryo incubators. Like any tool, they need to be used within their capabilities. I hope you find the problem issue and get it solved.
  2. FuzzyButtsFarm
    I can't speak from experience but, from everything I've read on this site about incubators, leads me to believe that the new Hoverbators and Little Giants are difficult to regulate and are very sensitive to the ambient temperature of the room. You couldn't give me one.
  3. allmychickens
    Yes it was new :( My friend and I bought it last fall
  4. mochilee
    Although I have only used incubators with fans these last 10 years, I used to have the basic Hovabator, and I consider them a good brand. Was yours brand new? Have you tried calling GQF directly and asking for help? I know how frustrating it is to lose a hatch. The wafers do need replacing every so often (I keep a spare around) but if your incubator was new, that should not be the case. Contact them at [email protected] and ask for help. It doesn't hurt to try! Good luck.

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