Hova Bator - Circulated Air Genesis Egg Incubator W/ Electronic Therm - 1588
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"Works great right out of the box"
Pros - Works out of the box with no temperature adjustments needed. Large top viewing window. Great hatch rates Humidity levels can be adjusted. Can be used with automatic egg turner.
Cons - Needed to add warm water every one or two days to the troughs with a drinking straw. This was due to living in the high desert where the air is dry.
Spacious enough playground inside after hatch with ample headroom to enjoy their stay, should the need arise if they hatch unexpected while you're away or asleep. The styrofoam body feels sturdy and all the components seem decent quality.
Here is a 2 of 6 page sample based on my area of humidity monitoring and adjustments needed for the high desert dry climate:
2/7/17-Ordered Hova-Bator from GQF
2/8/17- Cleaned coop, added fresh shavings, preparing for collecting eggs from my 3 hens while waiting for Hova-Bator to arrive in mail.
2/9/17-Collected my first 3 eggs, placed them in a clean plastic egg container. Turning them 3x's daily by tilting the egg container every 8 hours and resting one end of container on a 4 1/2" box or book.
2/10/17-Collected 2 eggs, Continued tilting egg container 3 x's daily.
2/11/17-Collected 2 eggs, tilting eggs 3 x's daily.
2/12/17-Collected 3 eggs, tilt eggs 3 x's daily.
2/13/17-Collected 1 egg, tilt eggs 3 x's daily.
2/14/17-Collected 3 eggs, tilt eggs 3 x's daily.
2/15/17-Collected 3 eggs, tilt eggs 3 x's daily.
2/15/17 Hova-bator arrived. Followed instructions, set it up by 9:20 pm and by 11:50 pm, the temp was reading 99.9 and humidity 49% both stabilized after 2 1/2 hours. The automatic egg turner is working. I placed all 17 eggs in the Hova-Bator. Eggs were never washed. All eggs were somewhat clean and of normal shape and size. Note: next time I'm weighing the eggs for healthy size (56g).
2/16/17-Collected my final 2 eggs at 4:20 pm and set them in for a grand total of 19 eggs.
2/17/17- (7:40 am) (99.8/47%) Added 1 Tbsp. warm water to trough #1.
2/19/17- (4:20 pm) (99.9/39%) Added 8 Tbsp. warm water to trough #1.
2/20/17- (3:05 pm) (99.9/52%) Removed red vent plug.
2/20/17- (3:30 pm) (99.9/49%) Replaced red vent plug.
2/21/17- (5:00 pm) (99.5/26%) Added 3 Tbsp. warm water to trough #1.
2/22/17- (4:20 pm) (99.8/26%) Added 8 Tbsp. warm water to trough #1.
2/23/17- (9:00 pm) (99.9/47%) Added 2 Tbsp. warm water to trough #1.
2/23/17- (11:00 pm) (99.9/46%) Added 2 Tbsp. warm water to trough #1.
2/24/17- (7:00 am) (99.8/46%) Added 2 Tbsp. warm water to trough #1.
2/24/17- (6:45 pm) (100/46%) Added 3 Tbsp. warm water to trough #1.
2/24/17- (9:30 pm) (99.8/48%) Candled all eggs, cream egg #12 has light blood ring (not good, will have to watch)
2/25/17- (2:30 pm) 99.9/46% Added 3 Tbsp. warm water to trough #1.
"Set and Forget"
Pros - Accurate out of the box
I'm an incubator newbie but I finally bit the bullet and bought this one. No regrets at all. It was accurate out of the box with no adjustments needed. Easy to operate, I love the digital display. My first hatch was a success and my second looks right on track as well. Happy I bought this one.JerryR708 likes this.
"Great incubator we have 2!"
Pros - Easy to clean, easy set up, maintains temps and humidity,
Cons - Doesn't hold enough , trays cheaply madeWe have two to hatch our quail eggs in and thry work great. We have hatched chickens & geese in them as well. Worth the money if you just want to hatch small batches here and there. Eduardo Danies likes this.