Buying a incubator, does this look like a good one?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by happyhens44, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    im looking for a incubator, im looking for a cheaper, good working one, but not really little or supper cheap to were its junk.

    does this look like a good one?

    if you have any suggestions for a good one please tell me [​IMG]

    or if the one im showing you isnt good please tell me

    or maybe tell me the kind you have

    thanks please respond


  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

    Aug 3, 2009
    Southern California
    I would go with the hovabator or brinsea over little giant. I have one and it holds temp well but it's a PAIN in the patoot to get the humidity right. It also can leak through the bottom.
  3. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
  4. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

    Sep 24, 2010
    My Hova Bator is extremily reliable. It holds temps really well.

    Be sure you get a waffer thermostat model and not the computerized version. The waffer holds the temp way better than the electronic thermostats do. I never have a temp spike in my bator with the waffer.
  5. iluvsedward

    iluvsedward Crowing

    Jan 19, 2010
    Calvert County MD
  6. BlacksheepCardigans

    BlacksheepCardigans Songster

    Oct 11, 2010
    Southeast NH
    The Brinsea Octagon 20 Eco is actually in your price range, with the 10% off code. The Ecos are out of stock for a couple more weeks but they're amazingly great for the price. You can get the autoturn cradle for them or you can turn them yourself; one of the great things about them is that you don't have to open the unit to turn the eggs. You just turn the whole thing back and forth.
  7. Sumatra503

    Sumatra503 Kozy Orchard Farms

    Sep 24, 2010
    i'm still set on my hova Bator. For 87.00 you get 68 eggs worth of storage and for roughly 50.00 more you get a completely removable turner. Mine is a testament to them and i've used it for 7 years with no problems. almost no temp. spikes from it and the humidity stays good if you follow the instructions. /replacement parts are readily available and extremely cheap and easy to replace. hova Bator is the way to go on a budget or otherwise. Brinsea tends to be a bit more advanced.

  8. chickenman17

    chickenman17 Songster

    Mar 27, 2010
    Southeast Oklahoma
    Quote:Actually I had nothing but problems with my hovabator wafer thermosat. I have a HovaBator Genesis 1588 with the "computerized thermostat" and its the best bator i've ever owned. I'll never back to a chick killing wafer thermostat.
  9. Lifesong Farm

    Lifesong Farm Songster

    Nov 14, 2010
    Noble County
    DH got me the Hovabator 1602N with egg turner and a fan (diff seller) for $114 after shipping. I currently have 40 eggs in it and no problems with temps or humidity.
  10. doxies1

    doxies1 Chirping

    Nov 16, 2010
    West centeral Maryland
    Quote:I think Brinsea is overpriced for what it does. Does not hold many eggs and does not have any way to secure them if the line of them is not full. I've got a eco 20 with turner and I'd trade it for cirrculated air hovabator, If any one wants to.

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