How much does an incubator cost?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sgsf, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Sgsf

    Sgsf Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2010
    For a decent one?
  2. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    I've gotten good hatches out of my Little Giant still air incubator. I got it at Tractor Supply Company for $41.99 and it can hold about 42 eggs.

    I wouldn't suggest using a Hovabator brand incubator. I have had no success with Hovabator incubators.
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2010
  3. ColbyNTX

    ColbyNTX Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Woods, TX
    Look on craigslist as it is getting near the end of hatching season. You can usually find a GQF fo$200 or less.
  4. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    I have a 1588 - it works brilliantly. I have been using this model for over two years. I do hatch in an LG forced air. I do multiple hatches so I have two incubators.

    I had no luck with the LG still air - the temperature spikes killed several of my hatches.

    I paid about 150 for the 1588 with a turner. I know they have deals that you can buy them cheaper if you shop around.

    I use a turner. I think it makes my life easier. Although I know folks don't use them and do just fine hatching.
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    How many eggs you wanna hatch at once?

    Brinsea has an online sale right now for a very economical 10 egg incubator, the Mini Eco. No automatic turner. $65.00 If you want an automatic turner, try the Brinsea Mini Advance, but it only holds 7 eggs. Also on sale, for $120.00 right now.

    $300.00 for a 24 egg incubator, 70 bucks off regular price. Octogon 20 Advance.

    I just successfully hatched 6 of 7 eggs with a Brinsea Mini Advance - and it was my very first try at incubation!

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