Incubator Question (Little Giant)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bigspringshatchery, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hovabator now but im looking to pick up another bator. i know a guy that has one for sale and its a model 9200. it doesnt come with the egg turner so i would have to buy that. whats a good price for a used one in good shape.
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Does it have the added fan? If not, I wouldn't pay more than $20.00, and that would depend upon condition, how many times used, how clean, etc.
     
  3. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its a still air. he said used only once
     
  4. Jessiewoodard57

    Jessiewoodard57 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can buy it for 50 new at tractor supply.
     
  5. bigspringshatchery

    bigspringshatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ok thanks. That give me an idea. Are little giants good incubators?
     
  6. LaurenM23

    LaurenM23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As horrific as mine turned out to be, you couldn't give me another one! [​IMG] I don't think I'd even use it as a hatcher...or chick warmer! lol Others have seen better results, but the majority seem to be against the LG. Often, you can find 10% off coupons for TSC, so you really shouldn't pay over $40 for a BRAND NEW one. I'd say somewhere between $15 and 20 would be a decent buy. The turner will cost another $45 or so.

    Good luck![​IMG]
     
  7. bwmichaud

    bwmichaud Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were $42 at tractor supply when I bought mine a few months ago. I had a coupon for $10 off so I paid $32. A friend of mine gave me her $10 off coupon and I bought the egg turner for $33 with the coupon. I took an old computer power supply fan I had in the basement and underpowered it to 9 volts instead of 12 volts and bolted it in the incubator. It cost me about $1.50 in bolts and washers for spacers. I have $66.50 into the whole thing and about 40 minutes of my time to rig up the fan. I bought a dozen fertile eggs from some hippie and hatched them out. I monitored the temperature but didn't monitor the humidity. I just made sure there was water in the water basins. I was all freaked out because the LG has a bad reputation here and I just figured that they wouldn't hatch. I'll be darned, after 21 days little baby chickens came out of 8 of those eggs. I cracked the remaining 4 and 1 had a little chicken in it and the other 3 looked like a regular egg. I'm not sure if they were unfertile to begin with or not. I never candled the eggs and only opened the thing to add water twice a week. I'm sure other incubators are better but this one did work for me.

    Brian
     
  8. bufforp89

    bufforp89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one and without a fan have had some really good hatches with it. Keep in mind though I am home to baby it alot. I wouldnt get a used one though considering new they are like $40. If you get one I would suggest putting books under it to raise it up so air can get under it and keeping it covered with a light blanket. I dont worry alot about humidity, just make sure the basins are full and a bowl and sponge durring lockdown. I get less sucess with ducks but I have heard they are harder to hatch anyhow.
     

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