In your opinion...whats the best bator out there ?

nursesammy

Songster
9 Years
Mar 21, 2010
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Alta Vista , KS
So im looking to buy an incubator for next spring. In you guys' opinion what the best one out there for hatching out at least 12 at a time for chicken and duck eggs?
 

pusskatkins

Songster
10 Years
Jun 18, 2010
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2
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Virginia
Well, in my humble opinion I would not recommend the Little Giant. There's difficulty maintaining the humidity. What ever brand you choose, do not rely on the thermometer included in the kit. Your best bet is to purchase a reliable digital Thermo-Hygrometer.
 

kennedyscochins

Songster
10 Years
Sep 1, 2009
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Big Clifty
I got a brinsea octagon 20 ex last week. it is completely digital. I have not had to adjust anything in the last 5 days. It is expensive since it only holds 24 eggs, but to me it's worth it not to have to keep checking the temp and humidity!
 

momma-hen

Songster
12 Years
13 Years
Jan 25, 2007
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Connecticut
I've had the hova bator for years, with varying degrees of success. I'm currently building my own. Can't afford a really good one, but despite my lack of carpentry skills, I think I can swing making a cabinet style with insulation. The biggest problems with the styrofoam ones in maintaining temperature and humidity. Hatching eggs are too expensive to take chances.
 

Nelaka

In the Brooder
9 Years
Oct 5, 2010
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I made my own incubator For under $20.
But I have heard that the Genesis 1588 is pretty good from people posting on BYC.
I think it costs somewhere around $150 dollars or something.
 

rebel yell

Songster
9 Years
Jun 27, 2010
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Alabama
build you one, you dint have to be a carpenter to build a bator, its simple, & you will enjoy it more, i have 2 & i use my homemade one the most.
 

lowcountrypoultry

Songster
11 Years
Jan 30, 2008
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Beaufort, South Carolina
I LOVE my hovabators, and LOVE my genesis model
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It's so easy to operate, it's crazy!
 

MANNA-PRO

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