Any advice on what kind of bator to get?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gumpsgirl, May 6, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    For all you egg hatching experts out there, I would like to know what incubator you would recommend. I have thought about building one of MissPrissy's chick-chick bators, but am worried that I would forget to turn the eggs. With five kids, I am constantly doing something or running somewhere and would more than likely forget! I need to stay in the $150 and under range. I probably won't be hatching more than two dozen at any given time, either. I just want something reliable. I have looked at the Genesis 1588 and the Little Giant, but am open for any more recommendations. Thanks for the advice!
  2. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    MissPrissy would recommend the Hova Bator 1588 by GQF [​IMG]
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I asked this same question about a month ago and I got SEVERAL comment on the 1588 and that they love it. I was told to buy from cutlers because it's the cheapest place...I got that info too late and purchased from gqf.
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Quote:I'm going to check Cutlers out right now! Thank you! [​IMG]
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I like my Hova circulated air #1583...its from GQF and I got a turner to go with it......
  6. the simple life

    the simple life Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cutler has been out of the 1588, or so I was told this week when I called to order one.
    They told me the problem is trying to get them in.
    I called GQF and they told me that they ship within 2 days of processing the processing the order,but they don't even start processing them for up to 10 days.
    Stromberg's sells them though and they have free shipping, and its fast shipping. If you ordered today you would get it on Monday.
    They charge 182.00 with the turner and free shipping.
    Gubitosa sells them as well but its 7-10 days for shipping and I am not sure if thats even accurate.It could be longer from some of the remarks I read on theiir review page.
    They sell theirs for around $165.00 including the turner and with shipping.
  7. peruvian_princess

    peruvian_princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2008
    Fayetteville, Georgia
    Yeah I ordered from cutlers to and they are going to call me when they arrive. They have the best price so waiting a few extra days is no big deal for me. I do have eggs that I can put in their now but i will wait maybe I will order some EE eggs from someone on the forum hint* hint*!
  8. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Mar 25, 2008
    Thanks everyone for the advice! I guess I will definitely go with the Hova Bator 1588. Now I just need to hold my breath and buy one now! [​IMG]

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