Birthday is next week--would this be a good incubator for a newbie?!?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sarahandbray, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 12, 2014
    So I'll be 37 next Saturday!! Two years ago, I got an iPad and a new car. This year, I've asked for an INCUBATOR, my first Carhartt jacket and Muck boots! :) My, my how the times have changed!!

    If you wanted a decent-sized, relatively fool proof, newbie incubator, would you get the HovaBator Genesis 1588 w/automatic turning tray?

    From what I've read on here and online elsewhere, this seems to be a decent compromise. I don't want something mini and don't want a big, $$ cabinet-style.

    For a table-top, $150-$200ish system, is this my best bet?
    And what other necessities do I need to get this started, right out of the gate? A good candler?

    Thanks!!!! So excited!


  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

    May 6, 2009
    Vail, Arizona
    I have this one and it's great! Definitely ask for it!
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Happy Birthday! :ya And don't forget to put some eggs on your b-day list!
    I like the 1588s, they are my favorite styrofoam incubator, really like them for hatching. Not sure if you have seen them, but there are 10 reviews on them in that section and people seem quite happy with them
    I'd go for an extra thermometer for sure and consider another humidity gauge.
  4. uphilljill

    uphilljill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2012
    Southern Adirondacks, NY
    I have this model and it works great. Good luck and happy birthday!
  5. Gingersnap722

    Gingersnap722 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2013
    My hubby got me a Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco a few months back. I'm getting ready to put my first eggs in this weekend. We've decided that we want to incubate more than 20 eggs at a time, so I just ordered the GQF 1588 today! I did a lot of research and this one got good reviews, so that's why I went with it. Can't wait to check it out!

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