Hovabator by GQF

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Barbara9642, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. Barbara9642

    Barbara9642 In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2009
    Anyone have any experience with this manufacturer? Or a recommendation. I ask about this one because it is rather inexpensive on ebay, with the fan and egg turner. I just want something to hatch about a dozen or so every now and again.

  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    I have a hovabator genesis and I love it! I costs a little more, but the auto thermostat is well worth it! I am not sure about any other ones. [​IMG]
  3. Barbara9642

    Barbara9642 In the Brooder

    Jun 5, 2009
    Bump- I am still looking for incubator advice before purchasing. Thanks!
  4. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
    I have 3 Hovabators - 1583, 1588 & 2362. The 1588 is the mack daddy (auto thermostat, full viewing window & fan), the 1583 is pretty good (easy to adjust the temp, full viewing window & fan) and the 2362 is alright too (easy to adjust temp, has a fan, but only has 2 small viewing windows). I'd still stick with the 1588 because it really is a "plug-n-play" unit - nothing to fiddle with except add water every few days. The 1588 really makes it more stress free. Best place to find it the cheapest is www.cutlersupply.com.
  5. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Run a search (see search button above) on Hovabator. There are a tons of posts on the matter. There is a thread somewhere that links to a list that has complied all the info in one spot. I can't remember the title, but the search should give you oddles of info.

    (I have a 1602 and it's okay. Not as consistant as the 1588, but about a third of the cost.)

    Good luck!

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