I need help finding the perfect incubator!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by boykin2010, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok i am having a hard time figuring out what type of incubator i want to get. I already have an LG but i have not been very impressed with the hatch rates i have been getting. I would like to have something that i could keep in the garage instead of in the house but I realize the really big cabinet incubators are expensive. I dont want to spend more than 175$

    I would like for it to be made out of something beside styrofoam because I think that is the problem with the LG.
    I need:
    1. Automatic egg turners in the incubator
    2. Good hatch rates
    3. It needs to be able to hatch chicken eggs and turkey eggs
    4. Minimum egg capacity of about 15-20.
    5. It would be great if it had an automatic thermometer so it would adjust the temperature
    6. If possible i would also like for it to be an incubator and a hatcher. I have seen a couple like that but they have been really expensive.

    I liked this incubator but the I dont think it is able to hatch turkey eggs. It is also a little out of my price range... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bird-Chicken-Duck-Quail-Egg-Incubator-Auto-Turn-/120741910163?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c1cc75693

    Do
    yall have any ideas of an incubator that fits all my needs or maybe most of them.
    Thanks in advance for all the help!
     
  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brinsea ECO 20 is the best.
    I have had 95-99% hatch rates.
    Very hands off.
     
  3. chickenman17

    chickenman17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I HIGHLY reccomend the Genesis 1588 Hova Bator. It is the best of the best. I have one my self and I get 96% to 99% hatch rates everytime. It holds up to 42 eggs with the turner (sold seperately) and even more without! This bad-boy is also is in your price range. Check it out! https://www.gqfmfg.com/store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=77

    Good
    luck! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2011
  4. georgiagail

    georgiagail Chillin' With My Peeps

    I agree about the Brinsea Eco 20. Order this plus the automatic turner and this would be in your price range. Enter the word halloween (small letters) in the coupon section at checkout and get 10 percent off until November 13.

    Gail
     
  5. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I have been doing research on this as well and have decided on this one. I don't have it yet so I cannot speak from experiance.
     
  6. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:
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    Inexpensive, great hatch rates, extremely easy to use. I HIGHLY recommend it! In fact I want another one! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Faerytalefarm

    Faerytalefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Quote:
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    Inexpensive, great hatch rates, extremely easy to use. I HIGHLY recommend it! In fact I want another one! [​IMG] [​IMG]


    X3!
    Ditching both these LG's this week for the Brinsea. I've looked and looked and decided on this model for it's extremely low maintenance. These LG's require you basically carry them around with you!
     
  8. Faerytalefarm

    Faerytalefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Quote:NICE! Thanks for that info!
     
  9. bikerchic

    bikerchic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOVE, LOVE the Brinsea! I am even asking for another one for Christmas.
     
  10. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Gail who are we ordering from...THX ...cva34
     

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