Incubator model help

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by astylishgirl, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

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    I am about to buy a new incubator. I don't want to make a homeade one as that is just not the kind of thing I am good at!

    Here are what I am looking at:

    NEW LITTLE GIANT INCUBATOR 10200 AND EGG TURNER 6300
    for around $120.00

    HOVABATOR INCUBATOR 2362N & AUTOMATIC EGG TURNER 1611
    for around $120.00

    1583 - $150.00

    GENESIS INCUBATOR 1588 & AUTOMATIC EGG TURNER 1611
    for around $169.00

    Has anyone had any success with any of these? I did a search, but it didn't really help! Mostly found homemade incubators or a really old search that talked about cabinets!

    THANK YOU!!!
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    all of those will work and you can find the LG a bit cheaper even but the thing is if you ahve the extra few dollers to spend youre best bet is the genesis its more of a plug it in and leave it the others can be a bit testy till you have the knack of them.
    Good luck
     
  3. Ruditchka

    Ruditchka Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What she said![​IMG]
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    Do a search for 1588, you will find how much people love it. I lucked out and got it as my first one and it was sooooo worth the extra $.
     
  5. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had all three incubators.
    The lg-hated it! IT really is hard to adjust and even when it seems to stabilize BAM! Your eggs get overheated and burned!
    hovabator with fan- much better does take a little bit to adjust but when it does it maintains pretty well.
    Genesis 1588- I love this one, I've had it over a year and fairly decent hatches every time! I think if I had the choice of my first incubator I would definitely get this one knowing what I do now.
     
  6. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

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    1588 is the mack daddy, don't waste your money on anything else. JMHO [​IMG]
     
  7. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

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    Well, I have always wanted the "mack daddy" so 1588 it is!
     
  8. TaLani

    TaLani ~ Gemini Chick ~

    Oct 2, 2008
    Bryson City, NC
  9. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

    Dec 20, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    I think the 1588 is rather like the silkies . . . it can steal your heart [​IMG]
     
  10. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    1588 all the way! [​IMG]
     

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