Hovabator Genesis?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MoodyChicken, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm looking to buy a new incubator, and I've heard a lot of good things about the Hovabator Genesis. What are your thoughts? I REALLY need something reliable and affordable.
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Haven't hatched any yet... hoping to hatch this weekend.

    Hovabator 1588 w/ auto egg turner. w/ shipping about $180.
     
  3. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Ditto to what Mahonri said. I've had over 80% hatches in mine and I ordered the HB 1588 with turner and shipping for around $180. Simple to use- plug it in and add eggs and water and wait.
     
  4. adkins90

    adkins90 Truly Obsessed...

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    Cutler supply seems to be about the cheapest. When I bought mine with turner, including shipping was $155. www.cultersupply.com

    Michelle
     
  5. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Same here bought my 1588
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    cutlers supply.
     
  6. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

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    Me three. [​IMG] I bought mine from Cutler as well. I didn't get a turner, though. I think it was just around $120 shipped. I might get the turner this year...eh, not sure. I don't really feel I need it. I kinda think turning eggs is a bit overrated. [​IMG] But it would be handy. I've definitely had the best hatches in my 1588. I did ok in my older Hova, but I saw a big difference with the 1588. The old Hova has a new job as a hatcher now. [​IMG]

    If you need reliable and affordable, I think the 1588 is the only real option out there. I guess it depends on what is affordable for you, but if you don't want to spend $300+, I think that the 1588 is the way to go. Styrofoam incubators are notoriously unreliable, but this one is literally a "plug in, add eggs and water, hatch 21 days later" kind of 'bator.
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2009
  7. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 1588 w/turner and just did my first hatch with 11 out of 12 eggs hatching with zero problems during the hatch.
    But make sure you add a hygrometer to your order and check this site for suggestions of what the humidity should be like.
    Good luck!
    Carolyn
     
  8. partimer

    partimer Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Mornin' Check out ebay, I just got one for $110. + or - shipping included w/insurance. Just a thought, I cant remember the nane of the ebay store, something like good2sales ????? I need a good feed store when I get going in Kansas. Enjoy with the fun;
     
  9. BigByrd24

    BigByrd24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got mine for Cutler too. Last year and I have never had lower than a 80% in it. I have done about 10 batches in it so far.
     
  10. Faverolle

    Faverolle Chillin' With My Peeps

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