Best incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chadr7850, Jul 18, 2011.

  1. chadr7850

    chadr7850 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a hovabator 1602n and failed at hatching 2 times so I was wondering what ismthe best incubator you can buy for under 300 dollars thanks and where can I get them.
     
  2. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quite honestly it doesn't matter what incubator you have you will have failed hatchings sometimes, it just happens. I have heard people with the large cabinet incubators saying that they have had problems this year with their hatchings and those are supposed to be the best of the best incubators. I use a Little Giant and am on my second hatch this year with shipped eggs just waiting for the babies to come out of lock down so far I haven't had any problems that can't be fixed easily. I think it's just a matter of learning your incubator and how it works that helps with the good hatches.
     
  3. chadr7850

    chadr7850 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ya I think the killer is not having a fan and opening the lid to turn the eggs have you guys ever herd of a marsh turn x tx6
     
  4. chadr7850

    chadr7850 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any more ideas
     
  5. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can get a good incubator from Brinsea

    Go to their site and check

    also you can get a 10% discount cupon form brinsea facebook

    can you describe what problems you had?

    I have a genessis 1588 and I love it , I use this one for incubation and I use 1602N (with a computer fan added )as hatcher both works fine.

    I also have used the Brinsea and I like it too

    Brinsea is more expensive and can hold less eggs but easy to clean

    Genessis 1588 holds more eggs but is made out styrofoam and needs more work to clean

    both are good incubators

    there are many facts to a good or a bad hatch
     
  6. chadr7850

    chadr7850 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My temps went up and down some and I added eggs later from the first set so I drowned half of them I don't want to be devastated with 1 chick so i haven't tried I don't know how to hook up my fan so I was going to sell it and get a turn x enless I can find money or info to get a fan
     
  7. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have not heard of that I use a LG turner and I have been told that it's interchangeable with hovabator and LG. Let us know what you are having for problems we might be able to help you out.

    Also I highly recommend reading and following the guide lines in ChooksChick's incubation cheat sheet it is really well written and explains everything which makes it a lot easier to incubate

    Here it is https://www.backyardchickens.com/we...f4&PHPSESSID=24edf233c822d53adf9ec69d785d8fb7
     
  8. jm93030

    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hovas are good Incubators , if you still have it , give it a try but this time add a fan and go for dry incubation

    try it with local cheap fertile eggs you can problably get them at your feed store or craiglist

    get a good digital thermometer hydrometer combo

    make sure your hydrometer is tested using the salt method calibration technique

    you should be fine


    dont give up

    we all messed things at one point , thats how e learn sometimes


    I will send you some good information on dry incubation
     
  9. chadr7850

    chadr7850 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    jm93030 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That will sure work

    But u u dont have to spend money if u dont want to

    any computer fan will work

    just get the bolts nuts plastic spaciers and a cell phone power cord same voltage as the fan and thats it .should cost you les than 5 dls and you dont have to wait for shipping

    only issue is that you will have to plug 2 power cords one for the bator and one for the fan
     

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