incubator decision - need help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cadman68, Feb 5, 2008.

  1. cadman68

    cadman68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you had $200 what incubator would be the one you would buy? Wife said i can get a new one and we agreed on $200 for the budget.....need help on deciding [​IMG]
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You can get a hova bator 1588 with all the bells and whistles and a plain low model one for a hatcher for about $200.

    Or you can build one for a lot less.

    Depends on what you really want.
     
  3. Olive

    Olive Out Of The Brooder

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    I just ordered the Hova-bator 1588 from Culter Supply for $110.00. Their website is cultersupply.com.
     
  4. carugoman

    carugoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought a Hova- Bator 1588 with auto-egg turner;with two types of egg trays: universal and quail. All this from cutler supply for $148.00+shipping( I think it was around $11?)
     
  5. carugoman

    carugoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Double R Supply has the still air HovaBator 1602 with auto-egg turner and universal trays for just under $100 including shipping. I just bought both of these, and will be using one auto-turner,a computer power supply (salvaged from my computer lab,) a 120mm pc fan,an old motherboard and cpu...to make a large cabinet style incubator. Once you start raising peeps from the egg,you're hooked forever! Dude! I got it bad! peeppeeepeeepeeppeeeepeeppeeepeppeppeeeppeeepeeeppeeeeppppeeeepppeeeepppp!!!!!
     
  6. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    For the budget amount I would go 1588 with turner.
     
  7. professor_yellow

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    For the budget amount I would begin looking on Craigslist. I bought a top of the line cabinet style with every accessory imaginable for 300. it is way more than i imagined i could ever use, but who knows, and i would have to pay over 800 if I bought new.

    I have seen the Hovebators with turners and forced air for 45 to 60 dollars there as well, but I dont have the time to constanly tinker with it to make it really functional.
     
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  8. hart31

    hart31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What are you using the motherboard and cpu for? Just to turn on the power supply?
     
  9. cadman68

    cadman68 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking at the hova bator 1588, but also thinking bout building a large one. I could buy 2 turners for around $80 and then build the cabinet.......hmmmmmmm that would hatch around 84 eggs [​IMG]
     
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Quote:Now you are thinking like a hatch-a-holic! Love it!
     
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