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Choosing an incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jcbettyb, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. jcbettyb

    jcbettyb Out Of The Brooder

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    I cannot decide between a Hova-Bator or the Miller-Little Gaint. Any opinions?

    Thanks...jcbettyb
     
  2. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    I haven't used either yet, but after doing lots of research, especially on BYC, I went with the Hova. It should ship today!!!
     
  3. jcbettyb

    jcbettyb Out Of The Brooder

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    Kim,

    Thanks for the info. It seems that the Hova-Bator is the more popular brand, so that is probably what I'll go with.

    jcbettyb
     
  4. chantecler

    chantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI GUys
    Which hovabator model do you gus recommend?

    Thanks N:_)
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Almost everyone on here recommends the 1588 genesis. I never used one since I use a brower lol.
     
  6. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Quote:It also seems like people report much better hatch rated with the circulated air and egg turner.
    Good Luck with your decision [​IMG]
     
  7. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I have used both LG and GQF hovabator model 2362N with pitiful hatch results. My old Brower pancake style incubator from the 70's era however is very consistant and I have no complaints. Hope this helps. [​IMG]
     
  8. chantecler

    chantecler Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI Guys

    that's the one I've been eyeing with an egg turner too.

    Need to work on the DH a bit first [​IMG]
    he seems to think I've become obsseces with chickens....image! being obssessed with chickens..[​IMG]

    ....being sarcastic by the way
    Of course I'm obssessed [​IMG] but I wouldn't want him to think he was right now would I?

    Thanks
    N
    [​IMG]
     
  9. hatchaholic

    hatchaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 23, 2008
    South Carolina
    I just ordered the Genesis 1588 from Home and Barn Basics. With the auto turner and shipping, plus BYC discount, my total was $157.97. That is the cheapest price that I was able to find.

    If you decide to order from them, the promo code is BYC5. That gives you a 5% discount.

    Mine is supposed to ship today. I can't wait. I hope I made the right decision....
     
  10. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    Oregono
    I love my hova 1588 with turner. It makes the whole incubation process more fun because you are much less likely to have anything dramatic happen.
     

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