1602 Square-Hova-Bator Incubator.....does it come ready to go???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cjeanean, Apr 19, 2008.

  1. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    Okay, I know I'm getting ahead of myself but I'm making big plans for the future without my husband's knowledge [​IMG] and I want to know if the 1602 Square-Hova-Bator Incubator comes with everything I need to start. I'm also wondering if egg turners are a necessity, or if there's a cheaper than $40 egg turner that I can rig up. How dependent is this model/brand??? I've been reading a lot about these on the posts, and everything seems good....also, is $40 a good price for one??? (Cutler's Supply)
     
  2. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    bump [​IMG]
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Those are the most very basic incubators. They come with nothing extra. It is a styrofoam box with the heating element and the thermostat you have to regulate yourself.

    You will be much happier if you save your money and buy direct from GQF , the makers of Hovabator , and get a Genesis 1588 . It is the best incubator in this class for the price. They will run about $116 plus shipping. Theturners are separate. Hand turning looses its novelty quick. If you can save up and get the turner you'll be very glad you did.

    The 1588 is basically plug n play. Everything is preset. You add eggs, water and wait 21 days for your chicks to hatch. [​IMG]

    I have 3 of these.



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  4. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    egg turners are not a necesity but they do increase you hatch rate because it maintains a more accurate temp.
     
  5. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    SORRY!!!!!!! Must have missed that one!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the heads up, and I won't do that again!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    so do they come with the thing to keep track of the humidity??? (The name of this item eludes me)
     
  7. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    No. They give you a very basic thermometer and that is all.

    I use an accurite thermometer/hydrometer combo from Walmart. It runs about $12.
     
  8. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how do you tell if a thermometor is completely accurate
     
  9. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    You know, when we were growing up and my dad was building smokers for meat, that was the same question he used to ask. What he would do is get like three thermometers, put them all in the same place, and see if they all read the same temp. I'm sure there's an easier way, but he figured that at least 2 out of the three should be right.

    INCUBATING: so with the 1588 The Genesis Hova-Bator do I need a water wiggler????
     
  10. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dont know i have never used one what do they do
     

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