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Evaluate: R-Com 3-Egg Mini Incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crait, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. crait

    crait Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Who actually has one of these and how do they hold?
    Are they good quality?
    Do they do the trick or are they pieces of junk?
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  2. orcasislandchickens

    orcasislandchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are expensive and only hatch 3 eggs at a time. That said they work great. Just depends on if the small size will meet your needs.
     
  3. Gonzo the Great

    Gonzo the Great Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, when did Steve Jobs start making incubators? Ihe I-incubator! [​IMG]
     
  4. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    I was going to get this, but for the same price you can get the Hovabator 1588, which does way more eggs, has a pre set temp for chickens. I'm so glad I bought the Hovabator instead, it's so addictive, there is no way I would have been happy with 3 eggs. I started out buying 1 dozen, then I added 17 more, and now I just added 11 more silkie eggs. But I was thinking of buying the R-com 3 for my niece and nephew, we'll see.
     
  5. crait

    crait Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I know the price is high but for me, someone who won't be hatching many eggs (maybe 10 a year) would this suite me?
    I don't want a huge incubator in my living room or in the garage and have to set it up every time I want to use it, then take it down.

    What I'm really curious about is if there are any other alternatives. Maybe something like a 5-egg incubator or less for a lot less money.
     
  6. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one for my button quail eggs....they are due to hatch in 8 days....i can tell you then how it worked, haha. So far it is pretty cool. It turns the eggs...tells you if you need to add water and controls everything itsself. I also have larger styrofoam ones, i basically just got this to try it w/ the buttons when i'm not hatching anything else.
     
  7. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    they are nice little things I have heard alot of good stuff about them and how easy they are as long as you dont mind them being small.
    There is a <i think its called> brinsea br 10
    it holds 10 eggs thats if you dont want a bigger one
     
  8. crait

    crait Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I see these all the time and they're a heck of a lot cheaper but you can't control the temperature and such.
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2009
  9. Smoky73

    Smoky73 Lyon Master

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    Colorado
    I have one and have not managed to hatch a thing out of it yet. I gave up after the first year. I should probably sell the darn thing. [​IMG]
     
  10. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    You havent hatched anything out of the R com thing ?
     

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