GQF Incubator question..

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aurorarose25, Sep 20, 2009.

  1. aurorarose25

    aurorarose25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is a guy on CL who is selling a GQF sportsman incubator, and I was wondering what I should be looking for when I go down and see it. He wants 300 for it, is that good? What questions should I ask? Any good model numbers I should look out for?
    Please let me know. I want to go get it on Tuesday or so...
    Thanks
     
  2. Pathfinders

    Pathfinders Overrun With Chickens

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    $300 is a good price. Here is the GQF website so you can check model numbers:

    https://www.gqfmfg.com/store/front.asp

    - Ask how old it is.
    - Ask if the heating unit works properly.
    - Ask if it comes with the humidity package (you want that even if it doesn't, order one from GQF.)
    - Ask how the seal is on the door.
    - Ask if he's disinfected it (you should do so anyway even if he says he has.)
    - Ask if he's NPIP (if so there will be a certain level of freedom from disease you can expect.)

    If all else is good, go for it! I love mine...
     
  3. aurorarose25

    aurorarose25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Is the humidity package the water reserve system on the website?
     
  4. Pathfinders

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    Quote:Is the humidity package the water reserve system on the website?

    Yep. A large bucket with gasket, hoses, and link to the water tray inside. Well worth having, IMO.
     

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