Incubator Help!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickenObsessed!!!, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. ChickenObsessed!!!

    ChickenObsessed!!! New Egg

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    I have been searching high and low for a good and affordable incubator. On the cheap side, theres an 18 dollar Kid's incuabator that looks totally flimsy. On the other side, there's a Hova-Bator with a Universal Egg-Turner, reining in at about 90 dollars. I'm in for anything within the 30-60ish dollar price range.
     
  2. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am using a Little Giant 9200. I think it is about $40-50.
     
  3. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    the LG's are good that is what i have. the have two lg's on e-bay for $68.00 plus shipping
     
  4. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    keep an eye on your local craigslist and freecycler and you will eventually find one for reasonable or almost free. I have gotten four hovabators during the past ten months, ranging from full retail ($136 including tax for a bator and turner, not counting $8 for the Accurite hygrometer from Walmart) to $20 for a hovabator only, no plastic tray or wire mesh in the bottom, to $75 for two hovabators with a turner in great shape... I know where there is a Sportsman incubator with a plexiglass door but the guy wants $400 for it... [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickenObsessed!!!

    ChickenObsessed!!! New Egg

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    Thanks so much everyone! I'm so excited to get started!!!

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  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Do yourself a favor and get a turner and forced air if possible. A Little
    Giant with a turners is around $75. You can always add a fan later.

    I believe the Hovas are a little more money.
     
  7. sara

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    Quote:I agree! It seems you can find the little giants locally and save shipping. My hova bator was like 120.00 shipped. Ideally I would buy something that was not made of styrafoam, but they get so pricey.
     
  8. natalie1136

    natalie1136 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At Rural King you can get an LG 9200 all set up for $98.00. It has the turner, fan and bator. I think it's a good deal since i just spent $32.00 on just the fan for one.

    Natalie
     
  9. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you go back and read this particular forum, you will see many people wanting to know how to add a fan to the HovaBator and LG incubators. Most people decide to upgrade after a few hatches. If I knew then what I know now, I would have purchased the unit with a fan and turner from the get go. If you are home during the day a turner is not necessary but very desirable. The fan helps keep the temperature within the box at a more constant level without the hot and cool spots you get with the still air. It does make a difference.
     

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