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Hovabator Genesis?

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

  1. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    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

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    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...

    Jan 30, 2007
    Huntington, WV
    Cutler supply seems to be about the cheapest. When I bought mine with turner, including shipping was $155. www.cultersupply.com

  5. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2007
    Sevier county, Tn.
    Same here bought my 1588
    with automatic turner from
    cutlers supply.
  6. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    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

    Jan 21, 2009
    Idaho Panhandle, USA
    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!
  8. partimer

    partimer Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 11, 2009
    [​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

    Nov 27, 2008
    S.E. Kansas
    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

    Feb 12, 2009

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