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Dickey on Ebay in PA

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by trailchick, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

  2. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I have the Exact same incubator with hatch that is the same design! They work very well and I have very successful hatches with them! I only paid $100 for the pair. Surprisingly that is what the guy wanted for them. I do know that they cost between $400-500 new. I have had them for over a year and I have hatched 1000's of chicks. The incubator (right) needs new trim around the door. The door is sagging and letting a little heat out but they hold 99-100 degrees very well!

    Here are mine
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    Nate
     
  3. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hey Ok,
    You got a steal then,
    bc new each one alone runs more like $500-600.....
    depending on the type of thermo-hydro systems are in them.

    When I got mine the guy paid half of the shipping,
    which was about $130, since they are wood!
    He was near the east coast, closer to Mr. Dickey.
     
  4. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought this set two weeks ago. I love them. Someone should definately snap this up.

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    Too bad they are pick up only or I would be tempted to bid.

    Lanae
     
  5. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I wish I had the see through door! Next year I am going to try to get a GQF Sportsman 1502. I might end up getting a 1500 Incubator and a 1550 Hatcher. I'm not sure what yet but it will be spring next year before that will happen. I do enjoy these incubators!

    cashdl Have you ever tried dry incubation? It is much very easy!

    Nate
     
  6. trailchick

    trailchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would love to have that clear door too.
    I believe Mr. Dickey sells them as accessory.
    I guess it is on my wish list.

    Ok, from what others have said on here, they prefer the
    Dickey over a Sportsman, you might want to do a search on
    here, before you buy. The Dicky wood box will hold even heat better.
     
  7. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I'm not sure what I am going to do yet. That is a while down the road though. I just know my Incubator is full pretty much from December until October, I might look into getting another incubator but I'll have to talk my wife into it. I would like to hatch all of the eggs I can! Right now I have to sell 2-3 dozen hatching eggs per week to not just eat the eggs.

    Nate
     
  8. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes I have tried dry incubation but I prefer 30% incubation humidity and 60% hatching humidity. I have paid pretty close attention to my broody hens and noticed that they will be sweaty in the breast when they are sitting on eggs, which indicates humidity while incubating, then if they don't get off the nest for the last three days, that indicates to me a rise in humidity during the last three days because they are not getting off the nest and allowing air to dry some of the humidity building up. That is why I have come to the conclusion that for me there needs to be some humidity during incubation and then a rise in humidity during hatching. One of these days I will stick a humidity probe under one of my hens and keep track of both temp and humidity just for my info.

    I fretted for a year before I bought My Dickeys set up. In the end it came down to a couple of things. I prefer wood construction, I believe it is easier to hold temp and humidity. I like the fact that I can call the owner of the company and ask him technical questions, and if he isn't available, he calls back which is unheard of. The Dickeys are stackable if space is needed in a pinch, which space is always a premium at my house. The price was about $400.00 less for the set up I have in comparison to the Sportsman 1500 and 1550 set up.

    Lanae
     

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