Best incubator for newbie???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by awesomefowl, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. awesomefowl

    awesomefowl Argues with Goats

    I want an incubator for my birthday; which model is the best one to get that holds up to 20 or can hold less eggs? (duck, chicken, etc.) I want to hatch some duck eggs first. Automatic turning would be nice, but I really would like turning them and don't mind. I do not want one I have to fiddle with, it should be easy for a complete newbie to use. :)
    Any recommendations here? Thank you! [​IMG]
  2. taraann81

    taraann81 Songster

    Apr 9, 2009
    I like my hovabator genesis. Holds 42 eggs. Its basically plug in add eggs and water and let it work!
  3. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Songster

    Dec 15, 2009
    i like the brinsea mini advance.and if you need too hold more than 7 eggs the mini eco also looks good
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Can you tell me (errrr, us, me and the OP and other incubation newbies) your experiences with the Brinsea Mini Advance? I purchased that incubator and have yet to use it. I keep reading all the anxiety and disappointment in these incubation/hatching threads and it makes me thing I DON'T want to do something with so much built-in failure. That's why I got the incubator I did, hoping it was pretty much idiot proof. (No offense to anyone - *I* am the idiot.)

    How successful have you been with it??
  5. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Songster

    Dec 15, 2009
    its great rock steady temp.super super easy to operate.i have not had any less than a 60% and just had a 100% hatch with it.the only complaint i have about is cleaning the top is hard,but way more ups than downs
  6. crysmom

    crysmom Songster

    Sep 24, 2007
    I would suggest the brinsea eco I have one and had a 12/14 hatch the thermometer it came with was spot on and the incubator held a solid temeprature really great hatch
  7. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Songster

    Dec 15, 2009
    yeah brinsea is great
  8. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion 8 Years

    May 15, 2010
    My Hovabator 1588 is awesome. It holds the temps steady and does not falter. I incubate in it and hatch in a Little Giant.
  9. joe17

    joe17 Songster

    Nov 25, 2009
    I like the brinsea eco. I think it is still on sale.
  10. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

    Sep 28, 2008
    Hovabator genesis 1588 with brainer.

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