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Incubator purchase advice

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HourihanRanch, Jan 23, 2016.

  1. HourihanRanch

    HourihanRanch New Egg

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    So me and the family are looking to hatch some eggs. I'm looking to get one of the incubators they have at tractor supply.
    The two that they have the "farm innovators pro" And the other is the "little giant".

    The farm innovators seems like it has better reviews but I don't want to waste my money.

    Anybody and I'm shopping invites for a newbie?

    Thanks [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. fire370

    fire370 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome. Are you wanting to do this as a 1 time deal or possibly multiple times? I run multiple cabinets and separate hatchers but have been around the block a few times with the styros. I know these are local and yes they work but for a styro jobber I would have to recommend the Genesis 1588. Just a better more reliable unit in my opinion. You will probably have to order this unit and it is more expensive. Have you ever thought about making one? This is best and most economical way to go. Use the search bar look through some of the threads.

    @Sally Sunshine has compiled a huge directory of incubation tips, incubators and everything else you can think of. I'm on my phone right now but hopefully she'll come over here and post the link for you.
     
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  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

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    great advice..... I wouldnt trade my cooler incubators for any other! CoolerBATOR CABINET/COOLERBATOR ~

    INCUBATORS
    CHOOSING an INCUBATOR
    post #1901
    Hova Bator Poultry Egg Incubators HERE
    Stryrofoam Incubator Tricks, adding fans, adding better Thermostats click HERE
    Strombergs Incubator Sales Click below...

    Brinsea INCUBATORS Click below...
    Brinsea Mini Advanced Incu w/ auto turner from Brinsea REVIEW from hatchers begins post #24923 post #25325
    Brinsea Celsius to Fahrenheit & user guide post #25800 post #25184
    CHEAP PLASTIC BATOR discussion begins post #25429 post #25438 post #25440 post #25451 post #25454
    Wrapping a bator for steadier temps post #25454
    2 LG's. I thought they were both 9300s, but they are very different. post #25524
    R Com 20 MAX Egg Turning Song video of turning post #25776
    Hatching in a Food Dehydrator? post #34612
    Why fit a fan in an egg incubator? Click HERE

    Incubator Accessories click HERE or item below...

    TIPS TRICKS adding Fans and Thermostats
    Why fit a fan in an egg incubator? Click HERE
    Ozexpat switching out thermostats in styros post #1788 & post #1505 Getting the Flock out of Here
    ADDING FANS to BATORS fans are important: start at post #33174 post #33200 post #32613 post #1213 and post #1396 post #24219
    FAN MOUNTING hardware post #33245 post #33279
    HOW TO WIRE FAN: https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/315773/computer-fans-in-the-incubator-how-to-rewire
    Incubator Warehouse 3 VIDEOS on FAN install post #33206
    Hot water heater Thermostats, Must get drilled see post #24915 understand WHY HERE: CoolerBATOR

    Home-made DIY Incubators
    Strombergs Incubator Parts Click HERE
    INCUBATOR IDEAS AND HOW TO: post #657 and CABINET COOLER INCUBATOR ~ CoolerBATOR ~ post #1456 post #3123 post #1062 post #24900
    RUSH LANE~ MUST SEE B4 making your own! https://www.youtube.com/user/RushLanePoultry Links to 'bator building! post #4423
    Building incubator how many vent holes? BEGINS AT post #24731
    Hatcher pans examples for cabinets post #27306
    Silverhair Mini fridge homemade Incubator post #29128
    chicknloves cooler bator build! post #29855 post #30597
    Bennys BATOR BUILD post #29068
    canadachickens Bator Build post #30935
    fresnofarmer post #32058 post #32065
    CliftonFarmer
    cooler bator build begins post #32561 post #33354
    Fires cabinet post #34279
    Frying pan incubator? http://www.fowlvisions.com/homemade-egg-incubator/

    DIY Turners & Egg Trays & Hatching Baskets
    Bennys Awesome MANUAL horizonal EGG TURNER
    post #29955
    Taos genius microwave turner starting post #1516 post #1520 post #2150 post #35831
    Homemade automatic or manual HORIZONTAL egg turner CLICK HERE
    Sallys manual cabinet turner with trays post #32186
    Egg trays, also look at Cutler Supply and Hawkhead Hatchery Equipment
    Manual PVC turner for incubator HERE
    How to put a turner back together post #36330
    Hatching baskets Egg Trays and sizes/depths post #64634
    DIY Egg Tray Hatching Baskets out of Hardware Cloth post #64620



    Tons more info and the link to the actual thread we are on is at the link below as well.....
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubating-w-friends-helpful-notes-links-informational-post-links
     
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