Are automatic incubators noisy?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by flockoffour, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. flockoffour

    flockoffour Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are automatic egg incubators noisy at all? Do you recommend an specific ones? Would it be quiet enough to keep in a bedroom, for example considering the noise level? Are there any good ones that aren't too expensive? Thanks for the help!
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I have a Brinsea Eco 20 and I find it a bit noisy, but no more than a loose standing fan on full speed, really. I've had it running in my bedroom (without the turner) and it didn't bother me much, though I was aware of it. It depends on your personal noise tolerance levels. Mine are a bit low, I'll admit that :)
     
  3. Manningjw

    Manningjw Chillin' With My Peeps

    My hovabator with automatic egg turner is pretty quiet. The loudest part of it is the fan because it is a circulating air configuration. It is as loud as whatever 80 mm computer fan you use with styrofoam around it. Towards the end of hatching the smell would bother me far more personally.
     
  4. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    I have a King Suro 20 and it's right near me in my bedroom. I don't mind sounds in my room.
    It just has a gentle humming sound and every so often the sound of the turner.
     

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