Dickey vs Sportsman incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LocoPollo, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was just wondering how these incubators compare. They look almost identical, with the dickey being a bit cheaper. Are they pretty much the same?
     
  2. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    what is the dickey web site? i had it before but lost it. I would like to know too!
     
  3. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    dickeyincubators.com
     
  4. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I have a friend who owns both and he likes them both just fine. He has good hatches too!
     
  5. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    I've never owned a Sportsman, but I just got my Dickey in this week, and I love it. It is very well made, very sturdy. I was going to get a Sportsman, but I got the Dickey instead, and I am very pleased with it. We've also spoken to Mr Dickey several times since the purchase, and he is very nice to deal with, is happy to answer any questions we may have.

    Paula
     
  6. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    what's the difference? is there any? other than price.
     
  7. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    Quote:Well, as I said, I don't own a Sportsman. I know they work very well, and it's what most people have. I was going to get one, but when hubby and I compared the two, we thought that the Dickey was more sturdy, and better made. The cabinet is made with fir plywood and cypress framing, and the trays are very well made. I just feel it's a better built incubator for less money, very well put together. Just my opinion. I'm sure those who have the Sportsman feel the same about them. I had never heard of the Dickey until BamaChicken brought it to my attention. She also bought one recently, and from what she says, loves it. As I said, I've never owned a Sportsman, and I am sure they work just about the same, but I am very impressed with the Dickey. I would recommend it to anyone.


    Paula
     
  8. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    I have a used sportsman, a I looking to get a second incubator. I've been kicking around a brinsea, another sportsman or calling Sunny Creek Farm for a used 21 Humidaire to go with the hatcher i have.

    What a delima [​IMG]

    Paula
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2009
  9. hippichick

    hippichick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Branch, La
    You must be hatching some serious eggs.[​IMG] Decisions decisions...........

    Paula
     
  10. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    Yup, I just don't know when to stop. My DH unplugs me in July. i start back up in Jan. There is even a building for chicks only. [​IMG]
     

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