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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nursesammy, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. nursesammy

    nursesammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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?
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Vague question.... Best in what price range? $50? $150? $300? $600? $1000+?
     
  3. pusskatkins

    pusskatkins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. kennedyscochins

    kennedyscochins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  5. shaggy

    shaggy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i am



    ... i am curious on whether or not an incubator would pay off
     
  6. momma-hen

    momma-hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  7. Nelaka

    Nelaka Out Of The Brooder

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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.
     
  8. OzawkieBantams

    OzawkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hova- bator and i hate it. The temp seems to fluctuate way to much. I also am not impressed with yhis waffle t-stat that it comes with.

    Daren
     
  9. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  10. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I LOVE my hovabators, and LOVE my genesis model [​IMG]
    It's so easy to operate, it's crazy!
     

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