buying a used bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by abhaya, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I am on a very limited income so buying a new bator is kinda out of my price range. I am interested in hatching some of my own eggs. And I want to get turkeys for the meat. As I said I live on a very tight income and being able to raise birds for food and maybe to sell a few would be great for me.I put up an add with 1 responce. Is there any place to go to find a used bator? I have checked ebay and craigslist in my area and nothing doing. Any other Ideas?
     
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  2. knjinnm

    knjinnm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Hi,
    Have you considered building an incubator?
    Joe
     
  3. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    Quote:Hi,
    Have you considered building an incubator?
    Joe

    Cosidered yes but that expense seems to be about the same as getting a used one. I dont have the stuff I need just sitting around. and from the posts I have seen it seems really complicated I am not an electritian.
     
  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you considered using broody hens? They work great and are quite cheap compared to an incubator! I've heard of hens hatching turkey eggs. They can also hatch ducklings too, LOL!
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  5. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    When buying used incubators you have to really pay attention to how clean the bator is, did the seller clean it after hatches etc? Hova-bators are made out of styrofoam and after awhile the bacteria gets into the styrofoam and its pretty much impossible to clean it completely. Also ask what kind of working condition its in, sometimes someone will sell you are really cheap incubator and when you go to use it something doesnt work right.
     
  6. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    Quote:Yes I have but then I am on her time. So what if she doent go broody when the turkey eggs are available?
     
  7. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:Yes I have but then I am on her time. So what if she doent go broody when the turkey eggs are available?

    I would suggest using broody hens when you can, but have a back-up incubator just in case
     
  8. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    I have thought about buying a used incubator but I am horrified of what they outcome will be. I'm afraid that it won't work, electrical problems and who knows what else. I'm lucky to be able to use broody hens. But.....I still want an incubator. I guess I will have to save my pennies and buy one brand new. Just my thoughts on buying a used incubator. I will not spend money on a used incubator. If someone gives me a used incubator, then I will take it.
     
  9. luvanimals2

    luvanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not sure if it is doable there but do you have school programs that has a incubator? I have heard people borrowing the incubator when it is not in use. Just a thought. I personally would not buy a foam type- LG or Hovabator used. They only have a certain amount of time on them. you can only clean foam so many times. Maybe you can wait a bit and save your money for a new one? I hear that the Brinsea is a good incubator although I have never personally tried it. Good Luck! I hope you work something out.

    Nancy
     
  10. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    Quote:If you go through Ebay and stuff there are some relativly inexpensive hova-bators for sale. Brinsea if what I would recommend though, amazing incubators!
     

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