Best incubator on small budget

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sisters Farms, Dec 14, 2014.

  1. Sisters Farms

    Sisters Farms Out Of The Brooder

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    can someone let me know the best incubator on a small budget. This will be my first incubator and I've been searching online and I'm now confused. So now I'm asking all you experts. Thank you
     
  2. CedarCrestFarm

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    For small home hatching, I would suggest "Farm Innovators" table top incubator with built in humidity gauge and automatic turner. It is extremely reliable and the humidity gauge can mean the difference between a good and bad hatch. Proper humidity is key to a successful hatch! This table top incubator runs about $100.00.
    Happy hatching!
     
  3. Sisters Farms

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    thank you. I haven't even seen that one online
     
  4. Sisters Farms

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    Now what's the difference in still air and circulating air incubators
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Still air incubators have no fan to circulate the air, so the temp is layered throughout the bator. Still air incubators should be kept at about 102 degrees F during the incubation. Forced air (circulating/fan) incubators have a fan that moves the air around giving you more even temps throughout the incubator and should be ran at 99.5 degrees through the hatch. The forced air (circulated) is the best way to go. Also if you are able, an incubator with an egg turner in it is also always a plus. No matter what incubator you decide on. It's best to have two of your own, calibrated thermometers and a hygrometer in the bator. I wouldn't just trust my hatch to one thermometer and especially not the ones that are manufactured in the bators. :)
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

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    Ebay has quite a few options for incubators.
     

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