Best Incubator???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RooptyDoo, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    I am thinking about selling my 2 LG bators so I can get a more reliable one. One that doesnt spike to 106 degrees. What is a good incubator that is under $200.
  2. Badhbh

    Badhbh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 16, 2007
    Southern Indiana
    For under $200, I hear the HovaBator Genesis is the one to get. I got frustrated with incubators that I had to fiddle with and got an R-Com. They'll have to pry it from my cold dead hands. [​IMG]
  3. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 7, 2009
    Central Pennsyltucky
    I just got the 1588 w/autoturner, and I have to recommend this one. It was $175 or so shipped to my door. Ordered it from on Tuesday, and it's already here with eggs in it. VERY easy to use, was up to temp and stable VERY quickly. You may want to hold onto an LG as a hatcher though, that's what I plan on using my LG for.
  4. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Quote:A second hand Sportsman, for a lot of eggs, a second hand Brinsea for fewer.
  5. minna

    minna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2008
    Burnsville, MS
    I think I would try to make my own if I were you. Or find a second hand one as twigg suggested.
  6. panner123

    panner123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    Garden Valley, ca
    By far the best and way under $200. Matter a fact you could probably get 10 for $200 or so. A SILKIE HEN. You never have to worry about themps or humidity either.
  7. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    Quote:[​IMG] I am getting silkie eggs next month, in part for this very purpose. I keep saying I'm going to be incubating my next incubators.

    I have a little hova bator 1602N with a fan that I am using right now (day 7), it's been doing a fabulous job of keeping consistent temperature and humidity. I paid around $45 new on ebay, then picked up a used pc fan and adapter for a couple of dollars.
  8. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2009
    Tampa Bay
    Quote:The only "best" bator in $200 range is Brinsea (Probably used for this money).

    I would never pay $170 for styrofoam bator. I would rather buy Brower 120H tophatch.

    But that's just me, your money your choice.
  9. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

    Feb 8, 2007
    The only incubator I would ever buy is the Lyon incubators, either TX's or Roll-X's. You would have to buy used for less than $200, but it can be done. I bought all of mine for less than $200 each on Ebay. [​IMG]
  10. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    SE PA
    I love my homemade one.....holds the temp and humidity....Miss Prissy has the instructions on how to make it.

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