Icubator brand war, what are your preferences!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bradfordj, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. Bradfordj

    Bradfordj Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2015
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    I am looking at purchasing a incubator. After borrowing three different bators, old steel one, older hovabator with turner, and a home made wooden one, I am sick of terrible hatch rates and wasting good quality eggs. Its very difficult to figure out what you are doing wrong when every bator works differently and brings different challenges. I have had my eye on the hova bator genesis, digital controls (not the temperamental wafer thing) and really like the idea of foam for insulation and sealing well to hold humidity. However, I just came across a incuview plastic bator with some design aspects I appreciate as well. The turner keeps the eggs on their side (like a hen would do naturally) and adjusts the power to the heating element to keep consistent temp rather than on or off which allows temps to fluctuate slightly until the heating element and fan turn back on. I feel this incuview design would help keep a very consistent temperature.

    Thoughts, concerns, and opinions are greatly appreciated! I am stuck between incuview and hova bator, simply because of the cost for their size! I have heard great things about brinsea but find they terribly expensive! Thanks.
  2. spotsplus

    spotsplus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    Franklin, MA
    I have been using a Hovabator for 9 years without a problem. I recently bought a Brinsea Eco mini and love it :) The incuview sounds like an interesting incubator and I would love to hear how other people have faired with that incubator.

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