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Hatching in a Sportsman- anyone using?

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Amadeusb12, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Amadeusb12

    Amadeusb12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone hatching using cabinet GQF Sportmans? Just curious? Most people seem to be incubating using small still air units.

    I am trying to decide whether to just use my hatcher unit and turn the eggs myself, or to use the incubator that auto turns

    Any info would be awesome! Also wondering about humidity level. Have done a lot of Cayuga ducks and various chickens, but not Sebbies

    Thanks Beth
     
  2. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beth , I don't know if it's a sportsman or not but I have a GQF 1266 incubator and a GQF 1250 hatcher for me this is a dream pair .
    I got them cheap from a man who quit hatching ostrich's in them , but they are great for chickens too . previous to this pair I had an old 1200 that I incubated and hatched in .
     
  4. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a new 1502 Sportsman this year. I'm loving it!
     
  5. Amadeusb12

    Amadeusb12 Out Of The Brooder

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    What are you running your humidity at? Are you using the GQF continuous water system? I love my units, I just have never attempted goose eggs in them. B
     
  6. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I try and keep my humidity at 60% all the time. Yes, I use the auto humidity bucket, I really like it
     
  7. texascowboy1979

    texascowboy1979 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Ive got 2 Sportsman 1502.. I LOVE THEM!!! I plan to get another one next year.. WOO HOO. Best investment EVER!!! Spend the extra cash on the water reserve tank... It will save you time and stress!!!
     
  8. PrinceSandwich

    PrinceSandwich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ive got 2 Sportsman 1502.. I LOVE THEM!!! I plan to get another one next year.. WOO HOO. Best investment EVER!!! Spend the extra cash on the water reserve tank... It will save you time and stress!!!

    After buying a Sportsman who has "extra cash"? LOL
     
  9. Balbinka

    Balbinka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Sportsman"

    Hmmm...


    **pictures duck, goose, and chicken mommies and daddies in race car outfits popping hundreds and hundreds of babies out of colorful incubators that are revving up their engines**

    The mind, it is a tricky thing!
     

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