best incubator for first timer

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by redturtle, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. redturtle

    redturtle Songster

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    DH just said something about being interested in hatching out some eggs!!!!! HUH!!!!! how do you like them apples?! [​IMG]

    when we first got chixn i just figured if any went broody then we would have some babies...i wasnt worried about the whole incubating thing (not that i didnt want to...just figured DH would never be interested)

    so anyway long story short....i have done some research...now looking for input

    a good incubator for a first timer...a smallish one (but not one that only holds 3 or 7 eggs...too small)...

    if i can find an expensive one for cheap thats all well and good...just dont want to pay an arm or leg.... [​IMG]

    still air or a fan...per my research it seems fans help w/ the hatch better since the air is circulated and there are no hot/cold spots...

    anyway any info you want to give me...pls feel free....thnx much [​IMG]
     
  2. Redturtle

    I had great results with a Genesis 1588 (made by GQF) with the autoturner

    Check ebay or your local craigslist....
     
  3. newlyweds

    newlyweds Pearl of the Prairie

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    Redturtle

    I had great results with a Genesis 1588 (made by GQF) with the autoturner

    Check ebay or your local craigslist....

    I have to agree it's a little more expensive then the LG but for the money saved in all the eggs I lost (with a LG) it's totally worth it.​
     
  4. quail kid1

    quail kid1 Songster

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    I would recommend you a covatutto 6 which si a still air but I have had 5 ducklings from 6 eggs in it and its not very costly or the brinsea mini eco incubator which is a bit more expensive but is forced air and keeps humdiit yand temps rock stable
     

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