I need an incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkiechick05, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kinds are the best??


    I would like one with a fan and a turner


    Would like to stay as low on $ as possible!


    THANKS!!!!
     
  2. steelersfan43

    steelersfan43 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm with you on the $ they can get pretty pricey. Looking at lots of options. Hope we can get some good ideas. Some people have different ideas on little $ though.
     
  3. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking no more than $200
     
  4. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you looked on Craigslist in your local area? Or even making your own?
     
  5. ljf24

    ljf24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

    IF you are just a little-bit "handy", you could make your own ......based upon the info available here.......many different "home-made incubator" designs available here on BYC. (Personally, I would also spend the MONEY for a "factory" egg-turner and put THAT in a home-made incubator)....you'll save enough money doing this to buy some chicks froma hatchery....OR Eggs.

    just my 2 pesos worth......... [​IMG]
    -Junkmanme- [​IMG]
     
  7. Serrin

    Serrin Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] WOW!! Your idea of little money and mine are completely different! [​IMG]

    A couple of questions for you: Do you live in a rural area with lots of farms, or are you more suburban? If you're out in the country, check some of the little local want ads papers for used incubators. We got ours at a local charity auction a few years ago on silent bid. I'm still surprised, being in a very rural setting, that nobody else bid on it.

    A brand new, still in the box Little Giant, with the auto turner and I got the whole thing for my opening bid of $5.00. The box was a little bit beat up, so I don't know but what most folks thought it was a used unit. The price tag on the box was $40.00 and it looked like a fairly old tag.

    Now days, I think you can pick up a nice new LG for under $75, complete with the egg turner. The fan might be a bit more yet. To the best of my knowledge, on the LG's both turner and fan are optional.

    Check Ebay, Craig's List and your local news paper's online classifieds. And keep watching for auctions! It's a great way to get a lot of farm stuff real cheap on the right day! Just don't get caught up in the excitement of bidding, or you could find yourself paying way too much! .
     
  8. steelersfan43

    steelersfan43 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] WOW!! Your idea of little money and mine are completely different! [​IMG]

    A couple of questions for you: Do you live in a rural area with lots of farms, or are you more suburban? If you're out in the country, check some of the little local want ads papers for used incubators. We got ours at a local charity auction a few years ago on silent bid. I'm still surprised, being in a very rural setting, that nobody else bid on it.

    A brand new, still in the box Little Giant, with the auto turner and I got the whole thing for my opening bid of $5.00. The box was a little bit beat up, so I don't know but what most folks thought it was a used unit. The price tag on the box was $40.00 and it looked like a fairly old tag.

    Now days, I think you can pick up a nice new LG for under $75, complete with the egg turner. The fan might be a bit more yet. To the best of my knowledge, on the LG's both turner and fan are optional.

    Check Ebay, Craig's List and your local news paper's online classifieds. And keep watching for auctions! It's a great way to get a lot of farm stuff real cheap on the right day! Just don't get caught up in the excitement of bidding, or you could find yourself paying way too much! .

    Yeah thats different than my idea too. [​IMG] I'm still looking but leaning toward a hovabator. The thing that gets the price up is that fan and turner so we will see. I've been checking on ebay and craigslist though.
     
  9. G Wiz Ranch

    G Wiz Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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