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I would like a bigger incubator. Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sfraker, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. Sfraker

    Sfraker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I currently have a 40 egg little giant incubator. It works fine but I am getting requests for more than 3 dozen ducklings at a time.
    Any suggestions for something bigger but not industrial sized? I'm not looking to hatch thousands. Maybe just 100 or so.
    Thanks!
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    If you are looking to spend no more than $100, I'd say get another cheaper styrobator and run the two, because unless you can find something cheap on craigslist, you can't even get a decent styro bator for $100 or under. [​IMG] I think the next step up is the cabinet incubators and they are $600 and up. RCOM has a 50 max, but that's as much as the cabinet incubators.
     
  3. dennislambert79

    dennislambert79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would build your own. Ive been looking at building me one im thinking about using one from an old kitchen cabinet. depending on size could do up to a 150-200 max. There some on BYC or Pinterest to help
     
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  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Good point! DIY is always an option and there's a lot of good plans and threads here on BYC and many who would be willing to give advice.

    I forget about the do it yourself cause I am not that talented with electricity...lol
     
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  5. KYBOY

    KYBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We went with the Dickey cabinet incubator..I know the sportsmen are good incubators but I like the heavier build of the dickey, it holds temps rock steady even if the room temp drops drastically..It also comes with the metal hatching tray with lid were as the sportsman comes with the plastic one..Just my preference.
     

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