Hova Bator Egg Incubator 1602N with Circulated Air Fan Kit

Average User Rating:
2.66667/5,
  • Brand:
    HovaBator
    Manufacturer:
    GQF
    Product Price:
    74.99
    Buy URL:
    https://www.amazon.com/Hova-Bator-Incubator-1602N-Circulated/dp/B004XNMGOS/?tag=backy-20
    Invented by G.Q.F. Manufacturing Co. over 35 years ago, the Hova-Bator is still the WORLD'S BEST SMALL INCUBATOR. This TURBOFAN CIRCULATED AIR FLOW HOVA-BATOR uses a fan to hold a more uniform set point even when the room temperature fluctuates and accommodates various size eggs at the same time. We have cut cost in the 2362N by replacing the picture window with two smaller ones. Visibility is still good for monitoring hatches and temperatures. Dimensions 18 x 18 x 9 1/2, 110 Volt AC. 25 Watt Heat Element. All Hova-Bator incubators include a sanitary plastic liner (item No. 1765). Without an automatic turner in place, the incubator will hold 50 duck or chicken eggs or 130 quail eggs.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. mendocinobirds
    1/5,
    "This is cheesy, chicken killing worthless..."
    Pros - Cheap
    Cons - Everything about it is negative but the price
    This incubator will fall apart on you if handled gently. It has poorly made walls that let heat in and out from the outside and only keeps temp at al because it wastes energy. If the temp changes outside in the summer, your eggs will be FRIED real quick. Mine broke after 2 uses, duct taped for the second one. It killed more chickens than it hatched. JUNK
    Overall:
    0.5
  2. jbkirk
    4/5,
    "Great Incubator"
    Pros - temperature.
    Cons - humidity, thermometer.
    The thermomoter isn't very accurate.
    But over all with a different thermometer it works great![​IMG]
    Overall:
    4
  3. HumbleHen207
    4/5,
    "The best manual thermostat styrofoam available"
    Pros - Stable temperature, sturdy, easy to clean
    Cons - Fan drys membranes quicker during hatch
    As a general rule I love this incubator. Its a cheap alternative to plastics that cost an arm and a leg. Yes, it requires large amounts of tweaking, but after using GQF I will never look back at Little Giant. The walls are thick providing allowing for more stable temperatures. The top of the incubator is high enough to incubate large eggs, such as goose, easily. The ether wafer style thermostat is a tried and true method to regulate heat effectively. I have hatched over a hundred chicks, of all different species, in this incubator with no major gripes. The only things I would suggest is either disconnecting the fan, or having a second still air incubator on hand for hatch. Also I would recommend purchasing a more reliable thermometer as the one provided is not exceptionally accurate.
    Overall:
    4.5

User Comments

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  1. DeepDishChix
    Wow, thats garbage...
  2. mendocinobirds
    I find these to be HORRIBLE. If the temp changes around them your eggs are fried or frozen. Plus all the parts are all so cheap. Mine broke after 2 uses and killed more chickens than it hatched
  3. cyndiscof
    I bought a hova bator with egg turner included, but I added a fan. I put 21 eggs in from my little flock, not expecting them to all be fertile. I ended taking six out after candeling, nothing there. The other 15 were fertile and growing, and I have 15 chicks now! I added warm water with a straw and small funnel when needed, and I used 3 thermometers to make sure the temp. was ok. I had no problems at all. Very happy with it! Only $85.00 including the fan I added.
  4. Chambertin
    I liked the system on the Chinese version of Ebay, after 60 days you can opt-in and do a follow up review just in case the product was built all shotty, but good enough to last two weeks.
    Glad you got something that works now.
  5. acbunker
    Unfortunately, it turned out to be horrible. After 2 hatchings, it couldn't keep the temperature accurate anymore. It was almost too hot or too cold. I lost several eggs twice in a row (first time I thought it was just a fluke, but it wasn't).
    So I returned and exchanged for the Genesis model. Now THAT is a great one.
    Too bad I can't change my review and give it 1 star instead of 5.
  6. Chambertin
    Garbage.
    Needs to have water added every 4-6 hours. Cant hold temps even indoors.
    Lost a whole batch because of this little Styrofoam pail.
    I did have the 2362N, but its the same machine only more expensive.

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