Help with incubator question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mother_Hen2011, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. Mother_Hen2011

    Mother_Hen2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am planning on hatching some eggs this spring and I don't have any broody hens so I will have to hatch them with a bat-or and was wondering if some one could help me figure out the best way to do it. Im on a budget so I was thinking about this incubator I found and was wondering if it would be good. Here is the link
    http://www.google.com/products/cata...=6X3OTtCxDIKlsALyvfjfDg&sqi=2&ved=0CGkQ8wIwAg


    Also, if anyone has stories they'd like to share about problems I might run into and ways to help please feel free to share. Any help really with incubating and hatching eggs would be wonderful!
    Thanks in advance for all the help I'm sure to receive!
     
  2. JenniferNgo

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  3. JenniferNgo

    JenniferNgo Out Of The Brooder

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    OH! and that incubator is just like the Little Giant styro-foam one. So I would say that one online is over priced. We can get the LG around here at about $45-$50 and a turner for $44
     
  4. Mother_Hen2011

    Mother_Hen2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome thank you!!! [​IMG] Feel free to share pictures stories and everything else here as well [​IMG]
     
  5. dbcooper02

    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That hovabator is not just like the Little Giant that causes so many people trouble with its electronic thermostat. The hovabator uses a wafer thermostat that is very easy to set and will maintain temp (in a stable environment) with no problems. It is somewhat misleading that the it mentions turbo fan in the ad copy. It has no fan and the air movement in the incubator is the result of heat rising. It is a good starter incubator. I would recommend it over the LG.
     
  6. Mother_Hen2011

    Mother_Hen2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes I have never hatched eggs before so I want a good starter. I am on here trying to learn everything I can about what to do and what not to do and how to do everything. (My dh thinks Im insane in the brain honestly lol but I dont care.) I have a hen and drake buff orpington ducks that should start laying this spring. Not sure when or if she will sit her eggs so I want sometthing that will be able to hatch chicken and duck eggs. I seen that this bator can hold both and figured it would be perfect. If its a good starter than I will get it on the 15th. lol
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have a Hova-Bator 1602n. It is a still air incubator. I did put a fan in mine. The temperature is more consistant in an incubator with a fan than without. You need to keep the temperature in a still air around 101 at the top of the eggs. I have both LG and Hova-Bators. They have all worked fine for me.

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    I did put a bottle cap on the thermostat control on my LG and it made a world of difference in adjusting the temp.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=601352
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