Are they good?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 11langenkamp_w, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. 11langenkamp_w

    11langenkamp_w Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 23, 2008
    sidney, ohio
    Are the still air styrofoam incubators any good???
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    Look around on this area there are sevral posts .
    I am new but so far by what I can tell is that Still air table top incubators are ok to use and witha little advice and luck you can have good results with them but that most people that are serous abut wanting to hatch eggs like the the ones with fans and as fancy as they can afford. Sorry if that wasnt at all helpfull

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 14, 2008
    I used them for many years before I broke down & bought a cabint incubator.
    I hatched hundreds in not thousands in them.
    If you follow the directions the incubator will do it's job just fine.
  4. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 10, 2009
    SE Iowa
    I've been using two for many years now with no breakdowns at all.
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    you need to make sure to keep them in a room that has a stable temp. otherwise your temps will be all over the place. i have a hovabator 1602n that i use for hatching.
  6. wyndski

    wyndski Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2007
    Spring Hill, FL
    I just got the hovabator 1602n. So far I really like it. It has been keeping a steady temp without problems. I only have 5 eggs in, two fresh and three I had in the fridge. I just candled on day 7 and the two fresh have good veins and two of the fridge eggs have good veins and the last fridge egg is clear. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. Irajoe

    Irajoe Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2009
    South Carolina
    We very much enjoy our LG 9200 still air incubator! [​IMG]
  8. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Quote:They can be.

    Still air incubation can be extremely successful, and has been for generations.

    The learning curve is steep though, and most of the still air incubators you will see are cheap products, cheaply made and difficult to use. Not saying it can't be done [​IMG]

    There are some excellent still air icubators, but they are VERY expensive.

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