Best Small Incubator??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SkansasC, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. SkansasC

    SkansasC New Egg

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    What in your opinion is the best small incubator? Looking to hatch maybe 20-30 eggs? I want one that is forced air as well.
    Thanks
     
  2. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have three, one LG FORCED AIR WITH ALTO TURNER, and two homemade one the same way as my LG's. if you want to see how to make one for about $20.00 (go do search of MissyPrissy homemade incubator) it will give list of things you need and how to
     
  3. chickenlover456

    chickenlover456 Out Of The Brooder

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    the R-COM Digital holds 3 eggs and has an auto turner. I heard it works pretty well. But for 20-30 eggs, the Little Giant would be good.
     
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  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I like the GQF better the the LG, I like the preset temp. no adjustment needed.
     
  5. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

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    I got a Hova-Bator with forced air. Love it the temps are very steady. I don't have an egg turner yet but I think I'm going to get one next hatch.
     
  6. brkuk

    brkuk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For $84 the LG with Turner is the best. I didn't touch my temp the last 5-6 days.
     
  7. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm using a Hovabator 1588 with an auto turner. This is my first experience incubating eggs and I have to say it's very nice to not have to worry about the temps fluctuating nor having the conditions change due to opening it up to turn the eggs. It's thermostat is set to 99.5F and it stays there. It only requires managing the humidity.
    Carolyn
     
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  8. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm using 2 forced air LG forced air incubators. One with a turner for incubating and the other for hatching. It's working well, good hatch rate.
     
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Brinsea octagon 40. They also have a brinsea octagon 20 which is smaller.
     

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