Best incubator for under $500

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Old McDonald77, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. Old McDonald77

    Old McDonald77 Out Of The Brooder

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    As the title states what is everyone's opinion on what's the best bator under $500
     
  2. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brinsea
     
  3. Beer can

    Beer can Overrun With Chickens

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    Some people love the Brinsea, too $$ for me for one that holds a lot of eggs, the Brinsea 20 holds half the eggs at double the cost of a Hova Bator . I've heard many swear by the Hova Bator 1588, so that's what I got, $200 with shipping through incubator warehouse and comes with a new style turner http://incubatorwarehouse.com/index...its/hova-bator-genesis-1588-advanced-kit.html
    Cheap Styrofoam though, seems like for that $ it would be better, worked great.


    I wanted to build my own with their kit (http://incubatorwarehouse.com/48-watt-incukit-dc.html), but didn't have the time and had eggs to set.
    I do plan on using their cabinet kit when I build a fridgerbator http://incubatorwarehouse.com/incukit-xl.html
     
  4. Old McDonald77

    Old McDonald77 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the input. I have been leaning towards the habitat or 1588 for the reasons you stated. Just seeing what everyone else is using and liking. Maybe come across something I haven't seen yet
     
  5. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a Farm innovator and it is all right but if money was not a problem I would go with the Brinsea. I have all so checked out the Hova-bator and like the feature on it but never used one.
     
  6. feedman77

    feedman77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the brinsea 20adv. I get my highest hatch percentage using it.

    The next highest hatch percentage is my 1588 genesis.

    Both hold stable temps.

    Clean up is easier to me on the 1588 but it has a liner. The brinsea you have to disassemble the top to get down out of the fan.

    Brinsea hard plastic. 1588 styro.

    Can't go wrong with either.
     
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