Best incubator

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ihavechicks, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. ihavechicks

    ihavechicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 13, 2010
    Cypress Inn, TN
    I know very little about incubators and was thinking about getting one. What is the best kind that doesn't cost a fortune. Is one with still air ok or does it have to have moving air? Any thoughts or suggestions would be great. Thanks!
  2. tadpole98

    tadpole98 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2012
    I have had no luck with still air, out of 50 eggs, none hatched, 45 were fertile. what happens is some areas of the bator are cooler or warmer than others, but with the fan it evens it all out.

    How many eggs do you want it to hold? what kind of eggs? (turkey, duck, chicken, quail ect..)
  3. red golden

    red golden Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2012
    roxboro nc
    yes if you buy any kind it is better if forced air (circulated) .What i would say on the cheaper side a good one would be the hovabator . If you check the incubation page you will find some folks like me have buiilt our own.
  4. LukensFarms

    LukensFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 5, 2013
    Fort Collins, CO
    They all work. It just depends on your environment. Hovabators are good. There is a lot of prep that is important when hatching eggs. You don't just keep them warm and expect them to hatch.

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