Good beginner incubator recommendations

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by minifarmmom, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. minifarmmom

    minifarmmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Looking to start incubating a few eggs and giving it a try. Any recommendations for "beginner" incubators? I'm not wanting to spend a a lot of money on one at this time but it's hard to tell what is a decent one online. Any tips or things to look for in one are appreciated!

    Thank you!
     
  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    I have a 1602n hova-bator Styrofoam with fan and auto turner and it does a good job. Not bad on your pocket book. You can order from Incubator Warehouse.
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I have the Hovabator 1583. It also is forced air. Non digital. Picture window. Paid $122 love it. The 1588 is the same but with digital controls and a little more $. I definitely recommend the Hovabators. Even the older models have high ratings. The cheap styro from TSC, are cheap, but a lot more work and headaches to get good hatches, especially the digital Little Giants. The Brinsea are some of the best, but pricey and half the capacity. My recommendation for a mid line incubator especially a new hatcher is Hovabator.
     
  4. northeastDad

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    Does the 1588 have humidity display too or just temp ?
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    It displays humidity as well. I believe the display toggles between the two, so it's not displayed at the same time, but it displays both.
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I should probably mention that I did not purchase the turner. I prefer to hand turn. The turners I believe are between $40-50 more.
     
  7. northeastDad

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    Thanks for the info , I think I'm gonna try one
     
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  8. KDOGG331

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    Following this. I want one too.
     
  9. northeastDad

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    I still have a few turners New in the box from my old hovabators . I'll have to see if they fit that model . lol I'm lazy and use the egg turners [​IMG]
     
  10. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 Chicken Obsessed

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    You can make your own too, right? But it's probably complicated for a beginner
     

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