Can't decide on incubators...

Discussion in 'Quail' started by shaneA7, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. shaneA7

    shaneA7 New Egg

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    I'm thinking:

    automatic turner
    decent humidity
    auto temp control?
    window/visibility
    cost


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  2. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brinsea!!! Also, Eco Glow Brooder. Works every time!!!! Chickens, coturnix, & Bob Whites I've hatched with excellent results.
     
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  4. shaneA7

    shaneA7 New Egg

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    The Brinsea models seem expensive--are you talking about the Mini models, or the Octagon models.
     
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the Brinsea DX 40. Yes, its pricey but I hatched enough last year to pay for it.
     
  6. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to go wrong with GQF 1588 and or Brinsea...cva34
     
  7. Eyeheartquail

    Eyeheartquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love my Brinsea octogon eco20 with turner. It cost around 180.00 But that new Hovabator 1588 with digital thermostat also looks very promising. I have no experience with the model, it isn't available yet.
     
  8. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x 2...it's the only thing I hatch my quail from now....the LGs are ok with chicken eggs, but really stink with game birds, they're just not accurate enough to get a good hatch. they may cost a little more, but to have consistent 90% or greater hatch rates, it's well worth it, IMO.
     
  9. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My last hatch with my Brinsea 40 DX was coturnix. They were my eggs.I put 70 eggs in the bator thinking I would get around 40 biddies. Wrong, I got 61 mind you they were my eggs.But the bottom line is they keep great temps & humidity levels. The temps seem to never fluctuate.
     
  10. TBTT

    TBTT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't go wrong with the new Hova-Bator 1588 with the digital control center with digital thermometer and hydrometer. I have 2 of them. GQF Mfg. has them in stock. If you go to the website the information is still for the old model, but they are shipping the new ones right now. I have 2 of them to prove it.

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