Hmm. Cheap but still good?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TheOLDNewChick, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    Hey y'all.



    Well, I'm asking for an incubator for my birthday / Christmas. But if it's really expensive I probably won't get one.. So I'm wondering if any of you have really good incubators that you didn't give an arm and a leg [and any other multifunctional body parts] for? If so, what's the brand name? Where'd you get it?




    Thanks.



    Kimmie
     
  2. kelly

    kelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got a Hova Bator from Strombergs for I think $48. I just put eggs in it yesterday so not sure how great it will do but the temps are doing great.

    Kelly
     
  3. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    at my local feed store they have some small incubators for $30 [​IMG]

    I think the brand was called,,,I know it started with a B
     
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  4. PeiTheCelt

    PeiTheCelt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have a hovabator with turner that we gt off e-bay new for $90 or so including shipping, and we had great hatch success with it. [​IMG]
     
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    The Hovabators with the fan and automatic turner will do very well for you IF you change out the thermostat wafer every season and you disinfect it to within an inch of its life every time you use it. Mine has done very well for me so far.
     
  6. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    How do you disinfect it without killing it?
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Sorry, disinfect the BATOR, not the WAFER, LOL. Change the wafer, disinfect the bator. I should have read that back to myself slower.
     
  8. TheOLDNewChick

    TheOLDNewChick I'm an original

    Jun 12, 2007
    Tioga, Louisiana
    Okay, so it looks like the Hovabators are my best bet?



    Thanks y'all! More input very much welcome.
     
  9. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Alaska
    Well, actually, I understood you to mean that you would disinfect the bator to within an inch of it's life, but I just wondered what you do the dead with?
     
  10. earthnut

    earthnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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