as a beginner hatcher. what INCUBATOR should i buy? and from who?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Capone, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Capone

    Capone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    any info would be great thanks
     
  2. sjarvis00

    sjarvis00 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Shawnee, OKlahoma
    just get a cheap foam one for now............ If you decide you enjoy hatching eggs, and you probably will, you can upgrade from there. make sure to try to get one with circulated air. They work a bit better.
     
  3. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    I just bought a Hovabator genesis 1588 and turner....I love it! It is preset and basically, you add water, a hygrometer (purchase one) and the themometer that comes with it.

    I bought mine from Smith Poultry and Gamebird Supplies in Kansas...I think you can get them cheaper, just do a search for "Genesis 1588 incubator"
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I have three Genesis 1588s and a 1590 which is the older version. They are not the cheapest of the foam incubators, but I think they're the best and easiest to use. GQF or Cutler's probably has the best prices on them.
     
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  5. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2009
    Manvel Texas
    I have an LG...I think those are the bottom of the line...everyone says LG's are hard to work...yes if yoiu dont understand how it works...it is..once I learned mine and studied incubation techs...then Im keeping temps/humidity right on the button!!! get some great hatches in it also....

    and last week I found a hovabator on CL for 25.00 complete
     
  6. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i suggest you to build one, that's very very easy. even in USA i think it will cost only US$ 10 to build it. [​IMG]

    remember, not the one that you buy is always better than one you made/created. since if we make it ourselves, we will own the feeling of "having" then we will try to make it better and try to learn from fault and you can be proud of yourself of making an incubator for your girls. [​IMG]
     
  7. kdcrws

    kdcrws Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2008
    L.C. FL
  8. Emilys3guppies

    Emilys3guppies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was very satisfying for me, as a beginner, to make my own incubator. It cost me about $15 to make and was fairly easy. But it forced me to learn the ins and outs of temperature, ventilation, humidity and all the other factors that go into incubating eggs. It's really helped me learn to troubleshoot and, to top it off, I'm very proud that I was able to build my own.

    But I also recognise that it's not for everyone and some would rather put their energies elsewhere...so if you are going to buy one, I would totally get one with an automatic turner and a fan. [​IMG]

    All the best,
    Emily
     

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