Incubator recommendations?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by flocktastic, Feb 28, 2016.

  1. flocktastic

    flocktastic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happy Sunday everyone!

    Would love to hear/see recommendations for incubators! I'm new to hatching my own eggs & im trying to get an incubator that's pretty easy for a newbie like me to start with. I'm looking to get one asap because I'm participating in the Easter Hatchalong...prospective hatch date of March 26th, which is my birthday - I figured no better way to ring in my birthday with my first hatch ever!! [​IMG]
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Depends on your finances. If you have the extra dough and can afford it- Brinsea has one of the best and easiest lines. They are costly though. As are the R-coms, another respected bator.

    If you are looking for somethiing midrange, Look at the Hovabators, they are some of the best lower end styro bators. The 1588 is extremely popular right now.

    What you want to stay away from- Little Giants and the Farm Innovator has a lot of mixed reviews. The Janoels have decent reviews, but their knock offs not so much.
     
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  3. jordannew1995

    jordannew1995 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone help :(

    Me and my nan are hatching eggs for the first time with a Janoel incubator with 6 eggs.
    Ive researched that duck eggs should sit in an incubator with the small pointed part down so that the aircell forms at the top?
    However, the Janoel incubator doesnt allow for this to happen? They lie sideways in an automatic roatating incubator..
    Therefore the aircells seem to appear sideways, looks as those the embryo's are on one side..
    Is this healthy or normal?
    Because im confused as if this is going to effect their hatching? As the aircell is not at the bottom large end of the egg like most peoples :(

    Thanks for anyone's time.
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I just replied to your question on the other thread. [​IMG]
     
  5. flocktastic

    flocktastic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you - I ended up going with the hova bator 1588 - they've got a great price on them at My Pet Chicken right now if anyone was looking into that model!
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    [​IMG] Good luck!!!
     
  7. kyzerc

    kyzerc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]That's what I was going to recommend.Im on my second hatch.Incubator has preset temp,never touch stays on 99.5 as advertised,humidity is easily controlled and this hatch,so far has CHICK IN EVERY EGG..I have 2 little giants also,but I'm getting another one of these.I also just got the 12 volt adapter since my power went out for 2 days night before LAST hatch,and I lost all of them.
     
  8. flocktastic

    flocktastic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's so encouraging!!! I'm so excited for our first hatch...it looks like it will be a small hatch this go round & hopefully successful too! Thank you for sharing your experience!
     
  9. flocktastic

    flocktastic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    @kyzerc

    Did you use a separate thermometer/hygrometer (in addition to what came with it) to compare temp & humidity?
     
  10. KYBOY

    KYBOY Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its not a bad idea to check every incubators temp against other thermometers just to make sure.
     

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