Farm innovations 4250 incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poultryman84, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. poultryman84

    poultryman84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone, has anyone used the new farm innovations 4250 incubator? I just picked one up on sale. Just wondering if anybody has any positives or negatives to share. I am going to try it out this weekend. I've got it running right now just to test out the humidity and temperature. It has a digital control on it. Not sure I trust it. please chime in. I will let everyone know how it goes for me.
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I'm curious as well. I've been eyeing them for a while since TSC has them for $129 w/ everything. I will say don't ever trust the gages on any bator until checked for accuracy first.
     
  3. poultryman84

    poultryman84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So far the gauge seem to accurate on the temp side but about 5%-8% off. I figured that going in so not a surprise. Any one else using this incubator?
     
  4. ASilkieNest

    ASilkieNest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got one. The temp jumps and falls a lot. I wouldn't buy it again. The egg turner works but other then that I hate it. I've had about 4 hatches in it. 1st time using it, it jumped to 111 degrees! Then when hatch day came most eggs didn't hatch and then the temp fell to 96! This happened every time!
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    That's good to know, thanks.
     
  6. PlaymorSiberian

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    Amy, any update on the 4250 Farm Innovators? I'm considering a purchase in the next few days. Its been hard to find any reviews on this model.
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I've heard some good reviews and a handful of not so good. It's hard to determine with incubators if it's the bator or the user..lol
     
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  8. poultryman84

    poultryman84 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've had no luck with it. Started perfect then down hill from there. lots of temperature spikes and baby sitting.
     
  9. Shadow722

    Shadow722 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. Shadow722

    Shadow722 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got mine 2 days ago. I started my 4200 the day before. I just moved the egg Turner over. First I changed the tops. The 4200 was actually running 104 degrees according to the 4250 digital display. I also had a thermometer inside that came with the 4200 which was about 2 degrees warmer than the one on the case. So I bought 2 glass fish tank thermometers and put those inside each. I confirmed 100 on the 4200 was 104. So when I was trusting the previous inside thermometer it was then 106. I'm hoping that is the source of all my hatching problems. The 4250 is dead on with temperature indicated on the inside thermometer. So 18 more days and I'll find out.
     

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