Best Incubator need advice please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bedste, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am going to have to buy an incubator. I have not had much luck with the styrofoam style incubators. Please tell me what is the best incubator and why. This may be my one and only incubator purchase and I want to get the best for my money. I would like to be able to hatch 48 or more at a time. It would be great if it had a built in turner too.
     
  2. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have an older GQF Sportsman cabinet incubator. Originally it had a wafer thermostat but we changed it over to a digital thermostat and put a clear door on it. Try Craigslist. I saw a couple on there the other day, one for $200. and the other for $300. The $200. did not have a hatching tray on the bottom but the $300. did. I incubate in my cabinet but still hatch in my styrofoam incubators.

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  3. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow you have quite an operation ! I am a bit jealous
     
  4. 50+Buff_Orphingtons

    50+Buff_Orphingtons Out Of The Brooder

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    wow i want an incubator so bad! i saw a gfq incubator and a hatcher for $350 each here. That is a lot isnt it?
     
  5. jherrin

    jherrin New Egg

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    yes very nice

    can you really make money off a set up like that or is it still considered a hobby
     
  6. N.WChickenGuy

    N.WChickenGuy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    go to customincubators.com thats where I got mine
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    it holds 120 on turners and forty or so in the hatch drawer
    i just hatched fifty or so a couple weeks ago it works like a charm not a better setup for the money mine was 250. with free shipping plus he is making each one to order so you can change the color or anything else you feel like changing its all up to you.
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  7. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW thanks! I am going to check it out NOW! customincubators.com
     
  8. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    50+Buff_Orphingtons :

    wow i want an incubator so bad! i saw a gfq incubator and a hatcher for $350 each here. That is a lot isnt it?

    A brand new GQF cabinet incubator is around $650. and up and the hatcher goes for around $650. too. These are new prices plus shipping.​
     
  9. LeasureChix

    LeasureChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I put in an order with custom incubators.com yesterday. A 4 shelf cabinet incubator, my choice of color, $245 with free shipping. I already have the 4 egg turners that will fit inside. I decided not to get the hatching drawer since I have 4 styro LG bators that will do a great job of hatching. They seem to have good reviews on ebay and I'd rather spend $245 than over $600.

    They are on sale right now, I don't know for how long. I could have added a brooder for $100 more but decided to stick with my huge plastic totes and galvanized water troughs. The incubators are made to order so it will be a few weeks before it arrives (shipping ground but hey, it's free). I'll try to come back and update once the incubator arrives and I test it out.
     

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