Affordable incubator reviews?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkielover5, May 31, 2016.

  1. silkielover5

    silkielover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I decided to take a break from chickens a few years ago and sold my brinsea incubator :( I regret it but cant afford to buy a new one right now.

    I was looking on amazon and ebay and found a few digital incubators but have never heard of them before.

    Does anyone have experience with them? Opinions?

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EZJJA1Q/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_ExFtxbP5CTRZK (this one is a lot cheaper on ebay)

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GS9ZSOK/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_pyFtxb071MG2G

    Or would you recommend a hovabator or farm innovator over the other two?
     
  2. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With the price of those why wouldn't you look at a brinsea eco 20.

    I think they are about 189 on ebay.

    I have a couple of 1588 genesis with miller turners. For styro they put my lgs to shame.
     
  3. silkielover5

    silkielover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would need a turner so it would be around $350 which I dont have at the moment.
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I'd go with the Hovabators before either of those models.
     
  5. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    I have the farm innovator 2450. I had some issues with temp jumping around at first but now it holds temp perfectly. I am very happy with it. I also have a LG still air that I am using temporarily. I have one of the first incubators you posted on its way to me. I did a lot of contemplating and figured I'd give it a shot. Either way, the LG goes back. I was thinking of keeping it for a hatcher but it's really a piece of crap.
     
  6. silkielover5

    silkielover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can you give me an update once you test out the new one?! Thank you. Debating on a hovabator but will be used for shipped eggs so want a decent hatch rate so im not wasting my time and money
     
  7. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    I will. I don't ever do youtube reviews but think I will at least do an unboxing and initial impressions video just because there is so little on this incubator. The yellow ones are all over the place, with mixed reviews, but I like the clear top on this one. I should have it Friday.

    Here is the only video I've found on it:
     
  8. silkielover5

    silkielover5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Yes I couldn't find anything on either of those. I dont even know the name/brand of the first one lol on amazon it has like 6 diffeent sellers!
     
  9. Fr quail

    Fr quail Just Hatched

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    I have the new digital Hovabator (link below) that costs $55 and has a digital thermometer. It has been fantastic for three hatches with the machine full of eggs. Hold temp nearly perfectly. If you are looking for a cheap but effective incubator I recommend this one highly. It is the third Hovabator model I've had and they have all worked very well.

    http://www.gqfmfg.com/hova-bator/2370-electronic-thermostat-hova-bator/
     
  10. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

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    The turner adds another $55. Does the lid fit together tight? I think that is the reason for my temp problems with my lg (loose fitting lid).
     

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