Incubator For Me?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken boy sam, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
    I would like an incubator that's:
    Easy to put together
    Small
    Holds 6-12 Eggs
    Under $100
    Auto-Turning
    Good Reviews

    *****NOT the Hova-Bator***** (Too Big)
    Any Ideas?
     
  2. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    may I suggest home made?

    I read in US it'll be easy to find bator equipment in affordable price. [​IMG]
     
  3. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
    No, not homemade....too much work and I just made one to fit one egg.........so I can't use it cuz it's too small.
     
  4. wsdareme

    wsdareme Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That price range is going to be tough if you want it to include egg turning...

    I have the Brinsea Mini Advance. It has automatic egg turning and holds up to 7 large chicken eggs. The web special price on the Brinsea site is $119.99. The Mini Eco has manual egg turning and holds up to 10 large chicken eggs -- it's only $64.99.

    I love the Brinsea Mini Advance -- small, tabletop-sized, great viewing. They have automatic temperature control and a fan.

    Good luck with your search. [​IMG]
     
  5. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
    Sounds good....maybe I'll check ebay [​IMG]
     
  6. chuck12

    chuck12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can pick up a used bator on ebay in that price range that will work fine.
     
  7. EastinChickens

    EastinChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up my Little Giant still air with an auto turner at Tractor Supply for around $80. The problem is it can hold up to 42 eggs...
     
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I have the exact same incubator mentioned by wsdareme: Brinsea Mini Advance. JUST completed my very first ever incubation/hatch yesterday, as a matter of fact. I bought mine when it was on sale for $99.99 but it would still be a good deal at the current sale price of $119.99. That auto turner was important to me!!

    I like the fact that it only holds 7 chicken eggs so I don't go hog-wild nuts and try to hatch 20 some chickens!

    Don't laugh, but I might buy a second one, so I can have staggered hatches and still let the digital controls handle everything.
    [​IMG]
     
  9. mgw

    mgw Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Eastern Wa.
    Quote:thats is classic! To funny LMAO. [​IMG]
     

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