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Anyone use a GQF sportsman 'bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KYBOY, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. KYBOY

    KYBOY Songster

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    Im thinking of getting one and would like to hear what you like/dislike about them. Thanks
     
  2. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Songster

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    I've had mine going on two weeks now and I love it. I would recommend the clear door when buying it. I didn't and just ordered it on the 5th and it came in yesterday and it's the best thing ever. Now I can see the babies hatching. I had hungarian partridge hatch the other day and I couldn't see them hatching and it was killing me. I also bought the humidity pail. Plus the universal egg trays & the extra large trays. Those come in really handy. I like the universal ones the best. Your going to really like it a lot.
     
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  3. CUDA

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    Yep, and they work great. I agree though, I wish I had the window on mine! They hold temp without variance, period. My hatch rate is much better with it than a cheapo one. Just make sure you set the safety control right...
     
  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

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    I've had mine going on four years now. I love it.

    I would also recommend the glass door and the extra humidity pail.

    If it doesn't come with one now, I would also recommend getting a digital hydrothermometer.
     
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  5. ae50mag

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    3 YEARS OF LOVING IT. GET THE NEW ONE WITH THE DIGITAL READOUT.

    A++++++++++++++

    FRANK
     
  6. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

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    I love mine too.

    Jody
     
  7. Pine Grove

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    I own 4 gqf's..One I've had since 1982 with a manual turner, it still works great, But only use it as a hatcher now
     

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