Big Apple Incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chisNchickens, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. chisNchickens

    chisNchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am inheriting a Big Apple incubator tomorrow and wonder if anyone has any experience with these. It was used as a reptile incubator but the guy said it was purchased as a bird incubator. The link below looks exactly like it but is listed as a reptile incubator! The one I am getting is older and I don't see any "bird" incubators on the site. How's all that for confusing!?
    Anywhere here is the link for anyone who might know anything about these.
    http://www.bigappleherp.com/Big-Apple-Safety-Hatch-Reptile-Incubator
     
  2. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks great, but you would need to install egg turners, because if you were hatching on a large scale using this incubator the hand turning wouldn't be so fun
     
  3. chisNchickens

    chisNchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, turners for sure! But wow...this thing is huge and I can't imagine ever hatching that many eggs!
     
  4. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd keep it as is and use it as the hatcher, get a seperate incubator. This looks pretty much like my sportsman hatcher, you'd spend quite a bit converting it when it would work just fine for hatching.
     
  5. chisNchickens

    chisNchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    JIC anyone is interested - the incubator model is a GQF 1255R. It IS a reptile bator and is not made any longer. I'm hoping turners will fit. If anyone knows the dimensions or at least how wide the turner is, I'd like to know. I have emailed for specs.
    I'm thinking maybe I can use it for incubating AND hatching...
     
  6. acy0029

    acy0029 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Turners are 15"x15"
     
  7. chisNchickens

    chisNchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wonderful. Inside of this measures a bit over 14 and a half inches. Guess I will be getting a hovabator after all...sigh.
     

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