Affordable multi-purpose incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cottontail farm, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. cottontail farm

    cottontail farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone! This is my first post [​IMG] I am looking to buy my first incubator and confused by all of the choices. Is there such a thing as an affordable, small incubator that can handle different sizes of eggs without having to purchase all sorts of add-ons? I want to be able to do quail (like 2 doz eggs) or duck eggs (maybe 6-8 eggs). Is there a product that will fit my needs straight out of the box? This would be occasional, small scale home use. Thank you!
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! It really does depend how much you want to spend on an incubator. Many people reccomend the Janoel incubators for a start out incubator. I personally would reccomend a Brinsea. I upgraded from a cheap Chinese incubator to a Brinsea and havnt looked back wouldn't swap it for anything. They are a little more expensive but worth it 100%. Here is the review section for incubators https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/egg-incubators
    Hope you find it usefull and hope you enjoy BYC :frow
     
  3. Mike10

    Mike10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey there my name is michael, I was u. The same position few hours ago. I did some research and the most affordable I found was the little giant 44.99 at tsc. I just bought either and will be playing with it to get the temperature right before putting eggs in. I read about that the problem with this is just getting the temp right. I hope others hop on here for I would like tips on this one and hope you find one.
     
  4. cottontail farm

    cottontail farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yorkshire coop - thank you for the link! I'll get to reading.
    Michael- this is the one i was looking at too. I should have specified that I'm looking for one w an automatic turner. With the little giant it seemed like i would have to buy the incubator, the turner (which doesn't fit duck eggs) and the quail rails all separately which leaves me $120 in and still not able to do duck eggs [​IMG] is this your understanding? So confusing...
     
  5. Mike10

    Mike10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see I'm sorry forgot you had duck eggs. I only have chicken eggs and I did not buy the turner I will be doing it by hand.
     

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