automatic humidity control - is it needed?

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There are some newer incubators online that not only have thermostat with heating element for temperature control, but also a humidistat with ultasonic fog generator for humidity control. Does anybody have one and are they worth the extra expense?
 

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There are some newer incubators online that not only have thermostat with heating element for temperature control, but also a humidistat with ultasonic fog generator for humidity control. Does anybody have one and are they worth the extra expense?
I have a incuview one... it's very nice and works well with distilled water. .. filtered well water left a film on the bator.... I had the bator in a back room and kept forgetting to add water to the bator... This holds a week's worth of water so I can forget about it for a couple of days with out issues

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I have a incuview one... it's very nice and works well with distilled water. ..

no humidistat in that one according to description:

"Humidity

Built-in humidity rings and dial hygrometer (for humidity monitoring) allows the user to easily control humidity. The humidity guage doesn’t just display the humidity percent, it shows you what range you should keep your humidity at for each phase of the incubation cycle. The flow-over humidity rings make it easy to fill just one, two, or all three humidity rings."
 

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no humidistat in that one according to description:

"Humidity

Built-in humidity rings and dial hygrometer (for humidity monitoring) allows the user to easily control humidity. The humidity guage doesn’t just display the humidity percent, it shows you what range you should keep your humidity at for each phase of the incubation cycle. The flow-over humidity rings make it easy to fill just one, two, or all three humidity rings."
It's a separate option
 

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the incubator i am interested is this:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/New...cation-Chicken-Duck-Brooding/32856100446.html
or this:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/eeg...5layers-free-combination-for/32879302734.html

They sound sweet on paper, but unfortunately neither have any reviews yet
I don't know what wiring is like in Canada, but do note that the first one linked is a 220v unit. I know in the US we typically have 110v. Of course, there are converters, just wanted to make sure you noticed that :)
 

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yes, it is 110v here as well. The 3-tray version does not mention voltage at all. They (sellers) usually smart enough not to send the incompatible version, but good catch.
 

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The more things that are automated the more things that can break and not be discovered until it's too late... that being said I really like automatic egg turners but one day mine will break and I will probably have taken it for granted and stopped doing my hourly checks (when home and awake) to see if it has moved from the previous hour.
 

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The more things that are automated the more things that can break and not be discovered until it's too late... that being said I really like automatic egg turners but one day mine will break and I will probably have taken it for granted and stopped doing my hourly checks (when home and awake) to see if it has moved from the previous hour.
You don't have to do it hourly, but I highly suggest doing it two separate times per day. I had one not work from the start, and since I only checked once a day, I assumed it was in the correct spot daily. Never a bad idea to order a replacement motor (like $12 from Incubator Warehouse) to have on hand, the one I had that quit was brand new and had only been used once. Worst hatch in my life, 28 expensive eggs went in and four sickly chicks came out :hit
 

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