I am never going to figure out which one to get!.....incubators

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kidhenduckohmy, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. Kidhenduckohmy

    Kidhenduckohmy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I can get an incubator. I will be ordering one within the month, if I can decide on which one! I seem to be tossing two around.
    Hovabrator 1583, cheap incubator with good reviews(better reviews than 1588) Good for first time hatcher just to figure out market in area. But I have to wait 21 days between hatches. Hard to clean.

    Or....an extreme opposite

    1502 sportsman. Good reviews. Holds a lot of eggs! I could hatch every week. But, very expensive!

    Husband says to get larger one. But I just wonder if it is worth it.

    Good grief! Why is it so hard?!
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi,

    I don't use incubators, so i am not in a position to offer any advice. I did a quick search and you may want to check out these links

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=incubator+models

    Guess the model (or rather, cost) depends on the number of eggs you want to set and the frequency of hatching. I have read that for small scale stuff members seem to be happy with Brinsea, but there's gotta be lots of others that do the job equally as well i would have thought.

    Happy reading

    CT
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Or, you could save a lot of bucks to spend on other equipment to feed your chicken addiction, and build an incubator.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Very true - or do what i used to do and get a broody hen do all the work for you!

    CT
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    You could get the Hovabator for incubation, and buy a cheaper styro for hatching. Then you could run the Hovabator, adding eggs weekly and moving the lockdown eggs to the hatcher. Just make sure you mark eggs with dates so that you know how to rotate them out for lockdown. (And you'd still be hatching every week.) Or get two hovabators- and keep them both incubating and hatching for less than the sportsman would be. lol
     
  6. kyzerc

    kyzerc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 little,and I bought a gennis 1588 a few weeks ago best one ive have had silkies going to hatch next week.It has preset temp and you never have to touchThe.Humidity is very easy to regulate.its full of silkie eggs.

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  7. Kidhenduckohmy

    Kidhenduckohmy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I just ordered the cheap one. Hope it goes good! It will be in in 1 to 2 weeks.
     
  8. kyzerc

    kyzerc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 little giants and recently bought a gennis 1588.Ist hatch power went out night before hatch.The second hatch is well under way.I will buy another .Gennis as soon as I can.Heres my new candler on top.[​IMG]

    .I just got the adapter to hook to a car battery.The pre set temp is spot on and humidinty is easy to regulate.All the eggs have babies in them.I love it,no more turning.Im sure going to have a bunch of silkies this time.I have about 50 quail eggs in one of the other little giants.
     
  9. Kidhenduckohmy

    Kidhenduckohmy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hoping I picked right! Chick's should hatch in less than two weks!
     
  10. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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