Are these incubators any good?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kelseygirl707, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    So I can get one of those old round metal hova-bators for 25 bucks, and I was thinking of getting it to replace my LG as a hatcher, as I heard that those old metal ones are better than the new hovabators. I would guess it would need new wafers, but just need to know if people have good success with these.


  2. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    got one just like that and they work great! i didn't replace the wafers on mine, but it works just fine, although i rigged a fan into mine so it's no longer a "still air"

    but with ANY incubator, especially these, i recommend rotating the eggs each time you turn them. by this i mean switching the eggs closer to the wall with the eggs closer to the center.

    but yeah these work great! i haven't had any huge temp swings with mine, it stays a steady 99.3 - 100.5

    EDIT: The brand is called "Brower" if you ever need to buy a new part, which i doubt you will ever need to do.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2009

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