Does anyone know of any good incubators under 50.00?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gameboygal12, May 15, 2011.

  1. gameboygal12

    gameboygal12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought the chick bator for about 30.00 and it's a piece of garbage! It won't hold a steady temperature for nothing! I want to know if anyone knows of a cheap incubator that actually works!
     
  2. geebs

    geebs Lovin' the Lowriders!

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    silky or cochen hens.
     
  3. fishman65

    fishman65 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most feed stores sell LG stryofoam incubators for under $50. they are real tricky and finicky...My local feed store sells the hovabator for about $48. they are good but without a fan there will be hot spots inside the incubator. If $50 is the top of your budget i would surf the homemade incubator pages on this website and make your own. I have two homemade incubators that i put together for less than $50 and they work just fine. egg turners are about $45 dollars so that will mean you will be turning your eggs by hand. just remember one thing.......hatching eggs is a serious addiction!!!!!! Like any addiction once you start you will be hooked for life.....
     
  4. andalusn

    andalusn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My general take on a lower cost incubator that works well are the home made ones. A little effort and good scrounging will usually get you a bator that will hatch like a trooper and cost almost nothing. Searching the topic on BYC will get you to multiple success stories.
     
  5. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

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    I looked into the LG at $37 (more with shipping) and decided to go cheaper and capacity for fewer eggs ( in hopes of limiting the number of eggs I hatch LOL).

    I've searched thru the posts/threads and there is GREAT info on making a homemade incubator. I've never wired anything but I've read enough to give it a go. And there is info on making a wooden turner which can be rigged with a motor for those with such skills or hand pulled using a wooden pole to push and pull. Which ever you choose, GL.
     
  6. team edward

    team edward Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You get what you pay for...If you want a good one, you need to save up and get one. [​IMG]
     
  7. Heathero617

    Heathero617 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just today decided to build one from a styrofoam cooler and other goodies. After my dad said "well, I hatched out 3 Emu chicks in a cardboard box sat on top of the heat vent on the floor" I thought, well...let me give this a go then. I basically did a youtube search and watched a couple people throw them together without much effort at all. Going tomorrow and getting my thermometer/hydrometer and we'll be all set. Going to get a timer for the light as well to try and avoid heat spikes so it will take a few days to work that out to go off and on every so often to hold the temps as steady as possible. I wish you luck in your endeavor!
     
  8. yook2000

    yook2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't like my LG incubator. It is very hard to adjust the temperature. Very tricky!
     
  9. BackyardMix

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