Cheap but good incubators?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kimblee, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. Kimblee

    Kimblee In the Brooder

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    My mother claims we MUST have a turner, since she doesn't want to turn them, and the cheapest i can place one like this is about $80 dollars.

    Is this the best I can do, or can someone give me a better idea? It'd be used for chickens only AFAIK, and we probably need room for at least a dozen eggs, ideally two or three.

    I'm so new to this, and while we have a broody hen, she doesn;t seem to like the eggs we put under her and kicked all but two our from under her...
     
  2. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Crowing

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    Which incubator did you find with a turner for $80?? I see the Hovabator 1602 with 1611 turner on www.cutlersupply.com for around $92 plus shipping. From what I've heard the Little Giants tend to be problematical and require a good bit of extra attention to them.

    FWIW
    Ed
     
  3. chubbydog811

    chubbydog811 Songster

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    I found little giants were cheaper than the rest (for a larger bator)...I paid $89 for a circulated air LG 9200, and then it was $40 for the turner...Not bad compared to the Hovabator I wanted - with out a turner!
    I found the new LG's work alot better than older ones...You just have to know how to use them (not trying to start a love/hate debate about them, just my opinion [​IMG] )
     
  4. Kimblee

    Kimblee In the Brooder

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    ((Sorry it took so long to reply... computer died))

    I don;t know. Its at Tractor supply, 40 for the incubator, 40 for the turner.
     
  5. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Songster

    Jul 5, 2009
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    I have an LG 9200...no problems and Im a first time user...I started hatching yesterday and Im popping them out!!!!

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    did alot of reading on humidity...and its really not that hard...so far so good.
     

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