enie, meenie, miney, bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Spud395, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Spud395

    Spud395 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 3, 2009
    Looking at these 3 bators, would like any feedback before I pull the trigger!

    Covatutto Eco 24 Auto Turn


    Hovabator Automatic Turning Incubator.


    The Octagon 20 Eco Fully Automatic Turning Incubator.


    Hovabator and Novital are the same price but the hova is about twice the size, how does the polystyrene hold up?

    Brinsea is the most expensive, but I've heard good things about them.

    This will be a first attempt and budget is important, but if it's really worth streatching, I might.

    Would love to hear personal experence
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2010
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    The only one I know anything about is the Hovabator. They work pretty well. I was useing one until last year. I built a large Cabinet type & don't use it anymore. The styrofoam holds up really well. Good luck in choosing.
  3. Bluemoon420

    Bluemoon420 The Rooster Queen

    The hovabator, and the brinsea octagon are supposed to be good ones. The covatutto Eco isn't available in the US, so I'm not sure on that one. I remember my DH looking up that covatutto awhile back, and found some reviews of it on an Italian web page. I think it had mixed reviews. Someone was looking for parts for it. There was a web page for parts you could buy for that particular incubator.

  4. CelticMoon1

    CelticMoon1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 25, 2009
    I'm using the Brinsea now and am sold on that [​IMG] It's the most "fool-proof" bator I've ever tried, and our hatch rate with it has been 90%-100% I know it's prizy, but personally I think it's worth it, especially after reading about all the trouble some have had with theirs.
  5. Spud395

    Spud395 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 3, 2009
    If I thought the Hovabator would hold up, it's twice the size of the other's

    Quote:Keep the posts coming
  6. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    As long as you open & close the Hovabator checking eggs, they hold up very well. I wouldn't recommend useing it as a weekend beer cooler! [​IMG]

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