GQF sportsman vs Dickey incubators?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WHISTLER, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. WHISTLER

    WHISTLER Out Of The Brooder

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    hello im new here just wondering if anyone has noticed a big difference in the two different brands, besides the slight difference in price? i have a dickey now and was looking at adding another one to my inventory. thanks in advance for respones
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Dickey is better made with better wood. The work the same though.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I've had my Dickey about 2 or so weeks. Love it so far. Holds temp very nicely. I was going between the sportsman 1502 (the newer model made with plastic), but after everything i've read about the Dickeys I decided to go with one and do not regret it all all. Haven't heard anything but good things about it. I got the incubator with 3 trays and the hatching tray, also got the acrylic door. I didn't get the humidity bucket, since I dry incubate anyways. I also go the electronic thermostat. Ordered it saturday got it the following wednesday. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. WHISTLER

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    sundown, are those the gqf trays that hold 45 eggs each or am i mistaken?, also did you have to cut them down at all because i was thinking of ordering them to increase my capacity
     
  5. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I got them when I ordered the incubator from Mr Dickey. Each metal tray holds 2 plastic egg trays (which hold 48 eggs a piece). So each metal tray holds up to 96 chicken eggs. Not sure what brand the plastic trays are.
     
  6. WHISTLER

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    alright thank you thats what i wanted to know
     
  7. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    They're both good machines and pretty comparable to each other. I went with a Dickey myself, his 2x2 model and it's full at the moment.
     
  8. thunderwagn

    thunderwagn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the exact setup as Sundown. I think I got mine just a few weeks before Sundown. I love it. Rock solid in my opinion. I do have the humidity bucket and use it. I don't really think you need it. I actually don't really need it either, but is convenient. I also pretty much dry hatch, so I keep my back vents wide open and it holds pretty steady around 35%. I used the bottom hatcher once, but actually have gotten to where I prefer transfering my eggs to my Brinsea for hatching. But the hatcher did work great!
     
  9. littlelady

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    In your picture, it appears that you are hatching your eggs in the green trays. Is that indeed what you are doing. Do they hatch OK that way. I am new to this and have always taken the eggs out of the green trays and layed them down in the hatching tray.
    Thanks
     
  10. darccheker

    darccheker New Egg

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    I have a Dickey incubator that is well over 25 years old, with everything Original, and it still works great, LOL just to let you know how old it is, the price was $239.00
     
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